Adiantum Google

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May 15, 2017
Google has launched a new encryption algorithm designed specifically for mobile phones and IoT smart devices, which do not have special equipment to use modern encryption methods to effectively encrypt locally stored data.
Encryption has become an integral part of our daily digital activity.

However, it has long been known that encryption is expensive, as it causes performance problems, especially for budget devices that do not have hardware support to speed up the encryption and decryption process.

Since data security issues have recently become very important, rejecting encryption is no longer a reasonable compromise, and at the same time using a secure but slow device, which takes much longer to launch applications, is also not a good idea.
Currently, Android OS supports AES-128-CBC-ESSIV for full disk encryption and AES-256-XTS for file-based encryption, and Google has already obliged device manufacturers to include AES encryption on most devices shipped with Android 6.0 or later.

Unfortunately, however, many low-cost and other connected devices available on the market today are exempt from using encryption due to poor AES performance (50 MB / s and below).

Adiantum: Fast local storage encryption for each device.

To solve this problem, Google again took a step forward, this time with Adiantum, a new form of efficient storage encryption that was designed to protect local data without slowing down devices that do not support hardware-accelerated cryptography. .

With Adiantum, Google is looking forward to making the next generation of phones and smart devices more secure than their predecessors, allowing everything - from smart watches to medical devices connected to the Internet - to encrypt users' confidential data without sacrificing performance.
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