Whisper Systems today began offering hard disk encryption for Android--an app called WhisperCore that is free for individuals to use.
The app includes full disk encryption for all data stored on the device and allows for SD (Secure Digital) card encryption as well, said Moxie Marlinspike, co-founder and chief technology officer of Whisper Systems.
The beta release is limited to the Nexus S, but will be expanded to other devices soon, he told CNET. Meanwhile, pricing for commercial use is based on the size of the deployment.
Once the app is installed on the phone, the user sets a passphrase, … Read more