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Submission + - Whisper Systems Brings Disk Encryption To Android (

An anonymous reader writes: Whisper Systems, a startup co-founded by well-known security researcher Moxie Marlinspike, has released a free full disk encryption implementation for Android phones. It looks like WhisperCore is encrypting the entire data partition with LUKS, and allows the user to toggle encryption of the SD card.

Submission + - 17-Year-Old Wins Intel's $100K Science Prize (

autospa writes: "A California teenager who cracked a complex mathematical equation has been awarded the Intel Science Talent Search's $100,000 first-place prize. Evan O'Dorney, 17, won the prize for "his mathematical project in which he compared two ways to estimate the square root of an integer. [He] discovered precisely when the faster way would work," Intel announced Wednesday."

Submission + - SPAM: GE's Mark 1 Reactor Flawed

Anonymous Coward writes: "Dale Bridenbaugh, a nuclear scientist, and two co-workers resigned from General Electric (GE) in 1975 due to the inherit design flaws of the Mark 1 nuclear reactor.

"The problems we identified in 1975 were that, in doing the design of the containment, they did not take into account the dynamic loads that could be experienced with a loss of coolant," Bridenbaugh told ABC News."

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Submission + - Android Gets Full-Disk Encryption (

justice4all writes: "Whisper Systems has released a public beta of its enterprise-grade encryption product for Android

Whisper Systems has released what it calls an enterprise-grade full-disk encryption system for Android handsets, intended to offer Android users a feature already available on BlackBerry and Symbian devices.

The first beta of WhisperCore, released on Tuesday, encrypts the entire data partition at the device level by default, according to Whisper. It can optionally encrypt the device’s SD card as well.

AES encryption
The product is designed to provide “the security and management features necessary for transforming a consumer phone into an enterprise-class device”, Whisper said in a statement."

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