Google is introducing a security system for damaged and modified

On the Google support site found an interesting page called «Operating system security warning». It contains information with an explanation of the new notification, which, apparently, will appear in the Android M.

Google is introducing a security system for damaged and modified

Looking ahead, we say that the new version of Android when booting the system will be checked for damage or modify the software. This can be useful for those who buy used smart phones, because it is not known until the end, what he was doing running the previous owner.

All messages will disappear after 10 seconds of the display or pressing the power button. So if you are endured changes, a big problem should arise.

Let’s look at three options for notifications that can show your smartphone.

Yellow – «Your smartphone is loaded with a different operating system».

Yellow warning will appear whenever your device is running by using an operating system other than the originally installed. We hope that with this there will be instructions for the return of the machine in the original form.

Google is introducing a security system for damaged and modified

Orange – «Your device software may not be checked for damage. Please lock the bootloader».

As the name implies, a message will appear, if your bootloader is unlocked. To get rid of it, enough to book the loader using instructions from the manufacturer or the discussion forums.

Google is introducing a security system for damaged and modified

Red – «Your device is damaged. The device is not trusted and can not work properly».

This message informs the owner of a device is that the chances of collision with security problems or comfortable work with your device.

Google is introducing a security system for damaged and modified

For some, these innovations can be useful, but someone on the contrary, will resent restrictions on firmware modification. In any case, time will tell if it will be successful, this initiative «good corporate».

 

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