Android N is the next major version of the popular mobile operating system, and besides the interface changes, it will reinvent important security components, including Stagefright will prevent.
For more than a year, we talk a lot of Stagefright, and the fact that the vulnerability affected hundreds of millions of users of the platform was transformed into a very painful spot on Google CV. The fascinating? No giant of Mountain View was guilty. Google has remedied shortly after the first referral problem, just because of poor propagation system of Android updates, the patch has not reached those affected.
Passing over what was now working hard on finishing Google Android N and would have been absurd for them to not refer the shadow left by Stagefright in the new update. Fortunately, preventing scandal amplorea a similar Stagefright the version of Android that will appear in the final version Autumn new measures will be implemented fairly aggressive security. They will aim isolation of several components of the operating system so that if a vulnerability, malicious playing video can not be reflected in the installation of malware. In technical terms, Mediaserver will not be able to gain additional permissions.
The idea is simple, as the break operating system in more isolated components that communicate over a single channel with a single function if one gets compromised, consecineţele no longer as painful to the user. A hacker can no longer steal data. Libstagefright ,, That means an attacker compromise will provide much fewer permissions, nor will be able to stop those privileges, reducing the attack surface is exposed to the kernel. ”
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Finally, Android users will be more relaxed on data security, if they are lucky enough to get their hands on the update of Android N or a gadget that comes with it preinstalled.