Google shows minicomputer Vault to encrypt data




Google Friday night during its I / O conference secure minicomputer shown which data can be encrypted and decrypted. The computer Vault Project, still in experimental phase, but Google has released an SDK for developers fixed.

Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects department, shortly ATAP, is currently working on the Vault project. That includes a mini computer the size of a micro SD card. The computer can be encrypted users to store up to 4GB of important data.

Under the hood Project Vault has its own arm processor and an NFC chip for authentication. The computer runs on a real-time operating system, which focuses heavily on protecting data. Thus, the system provides software along for hashing, signing and batch encryption.

Project Vault can with virtually any device that has a micro-SD card socket, communicate. Who recognize the computer namely as a regular storage drive. This means that Vault also works platform independent, and thus can be used in combination with, for example, Android or Windows.

Vault is more than just a storage drive. The file system actually consists of two files: a read and a write-file. This means that external parties, in theory, can never understand the communication between them. As an example, let Google chat software show that ran on Vault. In addition, the encrypted text was sent to a different Vault device and then decrypted.

Google announced on Friday not known where the technology eventually will use and whether Vault is also available for existing systems. Well said the technology giant to test the minicomputer internally, presumably for business use. For developers, Google has the sdk via GitHub released under the Apache license. That is, as the dev-board, fully open source to the CPU designs to it.


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