In this talk, researchers from Fraunhofer AISEC demonstrate how Android can be made immune against all current local root exploits. The techniques detailed in this talk significantly raise the hurdles for successful potent attacks on Android devices and strongly limit the capabilities of malware. Currently, any app with Internet access can download code via the network at runtime and execute it, without the user or the system noticing. This includes malicious code such as root exploits. These flaws are addressed by the paper presented in this talk, entitled "Native Code Execution Control for Attack Mitigation on Android". The presentation was given at the 3rd Annual Workshop on Security and Privacy in Smartphones and Mobile Devices (SPSM'13), colocated with the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security 2013 (CCS'13) in Berlin, Germany.
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