Compiler-based security mitigations in Android P

Posted by Ivan Lozano, Information Security Engineer [Cross-posted from the Android Developers Blog] Android’s switch to LLVM/Clang as the default platform compiler in Android 7.0 opened up more possibilities for improving our defense-in-depth security posture. In the past couple of releases, we’ve rolled out additional compiler-based mitigations to make bugs harder to exploit and prevent … Devamını oku…

Better Biometrics in Android P

Posted by Vishwath Mohan, Security Engineer [Cross-posted from the Android Developers Blog] To keep users safe, most apps and devices have an authentication mechanism, or a way to prove that you’re you. These mechanisms fall into three categories: knowledge factors, possession factors, and biometric factors. Knowledge factors ask for something you know (like a PIN … Devamını oku…