Google has released a new version of its Google Apps Device Policy mobile application to allow for increased security management of Android devices, versions 2.2 and later, according to a Thursday blog post. The updated app enables administrators to locate lost or stolen devices on a map, ring the phones and wipe the PIN and password. In addition, the app permits remote encryption of data on the device. The app, only available for Google Apps for Business or Google Apps for Education customers, is part of a move by Google to increase Android adoption within businesses.
Photography and image sharing firm Shutterfly has disclosed being hit by a Conti ransomware attack nearly two weeks ago, resulting in the encryption of more than 4,000 devices and 120 VMware ESXi servers.
NIST has spent years painstakingly selecting a new set of encryption algorithms that can withstand future hacks from quantum computers. Along the way, it must deal with the additional challenge of building a process flexible enough to account for the potential failure or breakdown of any one solution.
The Guardian reports that Chinese threat actors are poised to target encrypted datasets, including intelligence data, as well as pharmaceutical, material, and chemical science research, for future decryption using quantum computers.