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Military Grade VOIP Encryption for iPhone

A new App for iPhone was launched this week that utilizes 256 bit AES military grade encryption to encrypt voice communications between users. The “Kryptos” App from Kryptos Communications, works as a peer-to-peer (end-to-end) encryption solution, and enables military grade 256-bit AES encryption during the conversation call session and uses 1024-bit RSA encryption for the session key exchange.

In order to conduct conversations using the service, the Kryptos app must be installed on both ends of the call. Calls can be made over including 3G, 4G and WiFi networks – the service doesn’t encrypt normal mobile calls.

The App costs $4.99 which includes 30 days of service and then will cost users $4.99 per month. The service is currently available for the iPhone only but the company says it is developing Kryptos for both the Android and Blackberry operating systems. The app can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.

In October,  AT&T launched AT&T Encrypted Mobile Voice, a carrier-provided two factor encryption service, which provides high-level security features for calls on the AT&T wireless network. For those looking for a secure voice conferencing solution, Cellcrypt provides conference calling service that provides both device authentication and voice call encryption to participants using popular mobile devices including BlackBerry and Nokia. Cellcrypt also provides Cellcrypt Enterprise Gateway, enabling business users secure calls to office landlines from mobile phones. The enterprise solution is targeted to executives traveling to hostile countries where phone interception is prevalent.

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