Google strengthens Android security muscle with SELinux protection

Posted by BernardSwiss on Jul 25, 2013 9:27 AM EDT
Ars Technica; By Dan Goodin
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The upcoming version of Google's Android operating system offers several enhancements designed to strengthen handset security, particularly in businesses and other large organizations. Ars will be giving the just-unveiled version 4.3 a thorough review in the coming days. In the meantime, here's a quick rundown of the security improvements. The most significant change is the addition of a security extension known as SELinux—short for Security-Enhanced Linux—to reinforce Android's current hack-mitigation model.

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