Feds and spooks will shortly be able to use iPads and Androids for government business, as new software aims to seal and protect leaky open Android and iPhone platforms. A security revamp for Android and iOS handsets would mean that a whole range of techie tools could get used for US Federal business; currently only BlackBerry …
Are there any
consumer options for this? I'd quite like some of these tools on my mobile...
security tools / options
There are a selection of software solutions available, both on iOS and Android for handling data encryption. FileGuardian (on the AppStore http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/fileguardian/id435470335?mt=8) offers an AES-256 / SHA-512 protected file storage solution for iOS that also makes use of the built-in hardware encryption support, where it is available, and was originally built with both personal and corporate use-case scenarios in mind.
My employer, who do a lot of public sector work, recently allowed us access to work email through Good if we owned an iOS or Android device. Per the intranet the company are contractually mandated to protect data with FIPS 140-2 encryption and the Good app provides this.
Still, it's only cleared for data up to and including IL2 (PROTECT). Nothing juicy just yet but sounds like that might change.
Felix Leiter, Jack Wade, Damian Falco and Giacinta Johnson are going to get them, and not James Bond...
From Casino Royale:
Felix Leiter: I'll stake you. I'm saying I'll give you the money to keep going. Just one thing: you pull it off, the CIA bring him in.
James Bond: What about the winnings?
Felix Leiter: Does it look like we need the money?
What about Carrier IQ, the rootkit installed on most if not all smartphones... ?
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