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With Android activations reaching a million devices per day, it is no surprise that security threats against our favorite mobile platform have been on the rise.
In this session, you will learn all about Android's security model, including application isolation (sandboxing) and provenance (signing), its permission system and enforcement, data protection features and encryption, as well as enterprise device administration.
Together, we will dig into Android's own internals to see how its security model is applied through the entire Android stack - from the Linux kernel, to the native layers, to the Application Framework services, and to the applications themselves.
Finally, you’ll learn about some of the weaknesses in the Android's model (including rooting, tap-jacking, malware, social-engineering) as well as what can be done to mitigate those threats, such as SE-Linux, memory protection, anti-malware, firewall, and developer best practices.
By the end of this session you will have a better understanding of what it takes to make Android a more trusted component of our personal and professional lives.