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System hardening in Android 11

Posted by Android Platform Hardening Team In Android 11 we continue to increase the security of the Android platform. We have moved to safer default settings, migrated to a hardened memory allocator, and expanded the use of compiler mitigations that defend against classes of vulnerabilities and frustrate exploitation techniques. Initializing memory We’ve enabled forms of

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System hardening in Android 11

Posted by Android Platform Hardening Team In Android 11 we continue to increase the security of the Android platform. We have moved to safer default settings, migrated to a hardened memory allocator, and expanded the use of compiler mitigations that defend against classes of vulnerabilities and frustrate exploitation techniques. Initializing memory We’ve enabled forms of

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11 Weeks of Android: Privacy and Security

Posted by Charmaine D’Silva, Product Lead, Android Privacy and Framework, Narayan Kamath, Engineering Lead, Android Privacy and Framework, Stephan Somogyi, Product Lead, Android Security and Sudhi Herle, Engineering Lead, Android Security This blog post is part of a weekly series for #11WeeksOfAndroid. For each #11WeeksOfAndroid, we’re diving into a key area so you don’t miss

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Enhanced Safe Browsing Protection now available in Chrome

Posted by Nathan Parker, Varun Khaneja, Eric Mill and Kiran C Nair – Chrome Safe Browsing team Over the past few years we’ve seen threats on the web becoming increasingly sophisticated. Phishing sites rotate domains very quickly to avoid being blocked, and malware campaigns are directly targeting at-risk users. We’ve realized that to combat these

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FuzzBench: Fuzzer Benchmarking as a Service

Posted by Jonathan Metzman, Abhishek Arya, Google OSS-Fuzz Team and László Szekeres‎, Google Software Analysis Team We are excited to launch FuzzBench, a fully automated, open source, free service for evaluating fuzzers. The goal of FuzzBench is to make it painless to rigorously evaluate fuzzing research and make fuzzing research easier for the community to

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Helping Developers with Permission Requests

“Helping Developers with Permission Requests” was written by Scott Westover at the Google Online Security Blog on February 27, 2020 12:00 pm. Original Post URL: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleOnlineSecurityBlog/~3/YubwiPLNdqU/helping-developers-with-permission.html

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Data Encryption on Android with Jetpack Security

Posted by Jon Markoff, Staff Developer Advocate, Android Security Have you ever tried to encrypt data in your app? As a developer, you want to keep data safe, and in the hands of the party intended to use. But if you’re like most Android developers, you don’t have a dedicated security team to help encrypt

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Disruptive ads enforcement and our new approach

Posted by Per Bjorke, Senior Product Manager, Ad Traffic QualityAs part of our ongoing efforts — along with help from newly developed technologies — today we’re announcing nearly 600 apps have been removed from the Google Play Store and banned from our ad monetization platforms, Google AdMob and Google Ad Manager, for violating our disruptive

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How we fought bad apps and malicious developers in 2019

Posted by Andrew Ahn, Product Manager, Google Play + Android App Safety[Cross-posted from the Android Developers Blog]Google Play connects users with great digital experiences to help them be more productive and entertained, as well as providing app developers with tools to reach billions of users around the globe. Such a thriving ecosystem can only be

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