Guardian Project: Open Source Mobile SecurityCategory: Mobile, Open Source
Posted: April 20, 2011 12:59PM
The Guardian Project, while still in the early stages of development, has already provided apps to the privacy-conscious user. What is the Guardian Project? Guardian Project is an open source project based off of Google's Android OS and the goal of the project is to bring privacy and security to your mobile device. The idea is to give mobile users anonymous Web browsing, full disk encryption, and secure instant messaging. Smartphones store as much personal data as your PC and laptop, but phones can be carried everywhere and are easily lost. Smartphones also connect to a variety of networks and can determine where you have been using your GPS. These awesome features make security a complete nightmare. The Guardian Project not only wants to help protect your device but make you aware of privacy tradeoffs, so you learn to make good privacy decisions in the future.