Android N receive enhanced security system

Android N receive enhanced security system

In particular, the Google have done extensive work to enhance the operating system, and now Android N can prevent errors from vulnerabilities, as it was to exploit Stagefright, which was discovered last year, provoking in the Android-community a huge scandal.

Android N comes with quite a lot of changes in the system, many of which we have already discussed. In addition to new features, Google also improved the security system to better protect the new operating system and its users.

Android N receive enhanced security system

In particular, the Google have done extensive work to enhance the operating system, and now Android N can prevent errors from vulnerabilities, as it was to exploit Stagefright, which was discovered last year, provoking in the Android-community a huge scandal.

Stagefright used media server that handles a variety of tasks related to various media features, and Google claims that this vulnerability was “I found in the code, which was responsible for the analysis of formats and codecs”. The media server has been responsible for a number of different aspects of the system, but Android N different resolutions and media server functions have been separated.

Google notes that this will facilitate the prevention of such uyazvipostets Stagefright like in the future and reduce the scale of the problem, if something like this ever occur again. In addition to separating the components of a media server into separate parts, each component has only the permissions which it is intended for processing.

This means that the conditional kameraserver not get permission to access Bluetooth or DRM. This approach allows the system to better control any potential problems and security risks, and primarily aims to prevent the emergence of an enhanced version of Stagefright.

Google also said that with Android N parsing code has been moved to the sandbox, which will limit the likelihood of malicious code into the system.

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