Android 5.0 Lollipop is much more than a pretty face. This new OS deserves a new version number for many reasons and some of those are the new security features in this release. According to Google, the new OS is like Kevlar wrapped around your data. Of course, Apple said the same thing with their iCloud so we'll have to see just how this works in the real world. The long and short of it is this: don't forget or lose your passcode as the filesystem is encrypted by default - and the key is your PIN.
New Security Features in Android 5.0
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 04:27
More secure, from the first time you turn it on
People use safes and combination locks to protect their physical goods. With digital information, encryption acts like a safe to protect your information from thieves and snoops. That’s why we’ve worked hard to provide this added security for our users, which will now be the default from the moment you power on a new device running Lollipop, keeping your data safer without needing you to fiddle around in the settings.