Friday, July 20, 2012


What is the algorithm use for encryption?
SecretVaultpro adopt AES encryption. AES has been adopted by the U.S. government and is now used worldwide. It supersedes the Data Encryption Standard or DES. The algorithm described by AES is a symmetric-key algorithm, meaning the same key is used for both encrypting and decrypting the data. The design and strength of all key lengths of the AES algorithm (i.e., 128, 192 and 256) are sufficient to protect classified information up to the SECRET level.

Where is my data?
Android has sandbox technology and each application can only access their own data area. The data stored by SecretVaultpro in the data area are encrypted with AES strong encryption.

Do I have to wait for SecretVaultpro to finish encryption?
Android is a multitasking OS ans SecretVaultpro is coded to support multi-threading. While SecretVaultpro is performing the encryption, you can switch to other app and SecretVaultpro will continue it's task in the background.

What is NG encryption in the paid edition?
NG encryption is an enhanced encryption engine that potentially improve performance up to 5x or even more.

Full disk encryption and SecretVaultpro
Not all Android version support full disk encryption and because it is not reversible, not everyone is comfortable using it. No doubt full disk encryption is most secured and can provide protection against "Chip-Off" technique, documents will be accessible once the smartphone is unlock. Documents encrypted in SecretVaultpro remain encrypted until you open the vault with a valid password. It can be useful if you occasionally allows your colleagues or family members to use your smartphone but do not want them to see any of your sensitive documents.

How Secure?
No security system is 100% guaranteed but we can lock it down as much as we can. Choose a strong password, lock your phone and remember not to enable USB debugging mode in your Android setting. With no USB debugging mode, an intruder cannot connect your smartphone to another computer to even consider a brute force attack. This is also a security reason why I recommend storing sensitive documents in the smartphone internal storage and less sensitive documents in the external memory card. To protect your sensitive documents and my own is SecretVaultpro main priority, many more capabilities are in plan to ensure we sleep better if we ever lost our smartphone.

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