File picture illustration of the word 'password' pictured through a magnifying glass on a computer screen, taken in Berlin May 21, 2013. Security experts warn there is little Internet users can do to protect themselves from the recently uncovered "He
File picture illustration of the word 'password' pictured through a magnifying glass on a computer screen, taken in Berlin May 21, 2013. Reuters/Pawel Kopczynski/Files

Scientists from Scentrics claimed that they can guarantee full security and privacy for emails and text messages. This is definitely good news for smartphone, tablet and laptop users because they will be able to connect to wi-fi hotspots without worrying about getting victimised by hackers.

Scentrics scientists, together with the University College London have called the breakthrough application as "the construct". The application can be embedded into a computer device or a mobile handset which provides "one-click privacy" for users at a single tap or click. Or it can also be downloaded as an app which means that the sender can pay a small fee each time they send a message to family and friends over the internet, Daily Mail reports.

Scentrics' head Paran Chandrasekaran, who also happens to be a computer scientist and a mathematician said that the app allows people to lock their digital front doors and be able to put an alarm on their online lives. The former technology counselor at the Prince of Wale's Business Advisory Board also admitted that it is a big challenge to introduce the encryption technology to the public, make them use the one click solution and to make the public follow corporate security. He also added that "the construct" serves as an algorithm that gives different levels of security protection over the internet without the need for a special application.

Chandrasekaran also believes that the controversial Sony hacking scandal could have been prevented with the help of simple encryption. He also mentioned that Sony used to be very careful with its online security and even spends big money on a per head basis for security software.

Looking back, Google has acquired DeepMind for US$400 million at the earlier part of 2014. According to Technology Review, the artificial intelligence start-up has revealed a prototype computer that can mimic some properties of the short-term working memory of the human brain. The service has also been developed with the help of some researchers from the University College London.

Finally, the recent breakthrough can remove the notion that security is hard to use on the internet or even on mobile devices. To put it on a clearer perspective, every person and machine can now call using its own cryptographic key or pair making the process fully automated yet more secured.

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