Amazon removes the data encryption feature of computers on Fire

Mar

5

2016

The company Amazon secretly remove the data encryption feature of the bodies of computing tablet “Fire” Fire, devices , media streaming, and e – readers “Kindle” Kindle with the last update of the operating system , “Fire OS” Fire OS, and in the surprising step in the midst of conflict users privacy between companies and governments.

The move, confirmed by the e-commerce giant on Thursday, making documents, financial data, and other sensitive information stored on users’ bodies vulnerable to attack.

The previous versions of a subsidiary of Amazon allows users to encrypt their data operating system, and the Android operating system – which is based upon “system Fire OS ” – supports default encryption feature. But with the latest update of the operating system, the company pulled this feature.

Encryption feature and are often used to protect the information stored on the devices, even if lost or stolen. Without them, the owners of tablet computers become “Fire” and e-readers “Kindle” at risk of theft of their own data in the event of stolen or threw their devices.

A spokeswoman for Amazon said in a statement: “When we released Fire OS 5 last fall removed some special features companies that have found that users do not use them.” He added: “fulfill all contacts Fire tablet computers with the Amazon cloud service high standards of privacy and security, including the appropriate use of encryption.”

Consumers are advised usually install new updates as they become available, so they are often dealing with security vulnerabilities discovered in previous versions. However, we are now faced with two choices, either to use the new version of the operating “Fire OS”, codenamed “Bellini” Bellini, or maintain their personal data safe system.

It does not appear that Amazon has stated that she removed the data encryption of the operating system “OS Fire” in any of the general articles on modernization, which began issued to the company’s products since September / September last. The company did not respond to clients who are looking for an explanation for the change in their own support forum.

It is believed that the change is strange for several reasons, not least that Amazon pledged to support Apple in its battle public with the FBI FBI In response to a court order necessary to establish a back door allows access to your iPhone phone port of San Bernandino bloody attacks.

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