Android 7.0 Packs Re-Architected Mediaserver, Other Security Enhancements

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    By Ionut Arghire on September 11, 2016
     
  2. Gullible Jones

    Gullible Jones Registered Member

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    Too little too late. (And 99% of Android users won't be able to update anyway.)
     
  3. Nightwalker

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    In modern smartphones Android 7.0 will have almost the same level of security of iOS; dont root, just use the Google Play Store and protect your phone with a strong password and you will be fine.
     
  4. Robin A.

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    99%... Every time a new Android version appears, some people repeat the same. Android 5.x is now used in 35% of Android devices, 6.x in 15.%. Something similar will happen with 7.0.
     
  5. TheWindBringeth

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    https://source.android.com/security/encryption/file-based.html
    This sounds useful to those who *want* their device to be more functional before they unlock it and are willing to trust apps to refrain from storing sensitive data/metadata outside of Credential Encrypted Storage. However, what about those who don't want to do that? Is there a way to effectively disable the Device Encrypted Storage and prevent app developers from storing stuff there?
     
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