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Re: [Cryptography] FIPS 140 validated crypto module on Android?
On Sun, Nov 15, 2020, at 7:06 PM, Michael Nelson via cryptography wrote:
> We need a FIPS 140-2 validated crypto module on Android mobile devices
> to do some simple encryption. Does anyone know of an available such
> One issue for the provider is of course that there are many hardware
> platforms/models -- Samsung, Motorola, Google Pixel, etc. There are
> also many versions of the OS.
> Ideally, there would be some module that was validated on most, or at
> least some, of the current configurations, and the module validation
> would be updated regularly for the newer phones/OS-versions.
> The NIST website lists the OpenSSL fips library on the "historical"
> list. There are about 15 Android-related configurations ending with
> Android 5.0 in 2018. So that is out. It doesn't exist, but
> hypothetically the sort of thing that would be suitable is: an OpenSSL
> fips build that ran on most current Android phones, was validated on
> some of them, and for which the validation deltas were done once a year
> or something.It doesn't have to be OpenSSL.
> Any pointers?
Bouncy castle seems exactly what you want. FIPS 140-2 level 1 certified, Java or C#.
Both languages see major use on Android.
As an aside, I'd suggest avoiding doing native code work on Android. It is possible
but the platform was not meant for it.
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