Guardian Rom - Secure Android OS

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by x942, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. Mailmaiden

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    Making something innovative always comes with un-expected challenges. I respect guardianROM's decision to go dark for the moment but wish the best for them. Security does come not easy and is heavily scrutinized; I have been making a unrelated simple system and have found many obstacles that have come up. I can only imagine a project of this magnitude being that much more difficult. I do believe this Copperhead OS is quite promising and I think it will be able to move at a quicker rate and have more sustainability.

    I admire the goals GuardianROM seeks to achieve and Kyle is a talented individual. I will keep my specific issues with the direction of GR to myself but wish the projects challenges were not clouded in a refuge of audacity with keys being lost, etc.

    -some drunk girl from the internet
     
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  2. driekus

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  3. Mailmaiden

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    Agreed, thanks for the link. I am setting it up now. I'm hoping it plays nicely with multirom manager so it could be my main rom because it has the most usability. I have been using copperheadOS as a secondary rom or booting from USB-OTG with multirom manager. Im still trying to figure out how to lock my bootloader after installing multirom, it seems to not really lock.
     
  4. driekus

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    Any feedback on CopperhaedOS or Secure Spaces?
     
  5. Mailmaiden

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    Copperhead is awesome. They are changing from Cyanogenmod to AOSP and I have not updated yet but I assume they will do a good job. Secure spaces works well although getting multirom on it has been problematic. Im sure I can get it working smoothly but I have not had time. Its not in the same tier of security as Copperhead on security but makes a good day to day rom
     
  6. driekus

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    It is sort of the dilemma between the two. Yes Copperhead is far more secure but the problem is that any application run must be very carefully vetted. Secure Spaces does seem to allow for running less secure applications in isolation but without the security hardening (PAX kernel plus many many others).

    How is the performance on the Nexus 5 of Copperhead? Suitable for basic usage?
     
  7. Mailmaiden

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    Yeah, and keeping it very basic reduce your attack surface as well.
     
  8. driekus

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    Looks like Nexus 6P support should be coming at the end of April in the main release https://github.com/copperhead/bugtracker/milestones/Release

    I will forgo getting a Nexus 5 and get a 6P. It is not the performance that is an issue but I like the larger screen size and the additional memory.

    I will probably keep my existing phone for insecure usage and have it connected to wifi. Also have ordered a cheap burner phone (cheapo candy bar without data access) and a 12,000 mAh (no typo) battery that will help when I need to give a telephone number to people.
     
  9. summerheat

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    Yes, this blog post about Copperhead OS Beta says:
    Very interesting! I didn't know that CM was so bad security-wise. Clear words from Daniel Micay. I know him as the maintainer of the linux-grsec kernel for Arch Linux. He should know what he's doing.
     
  10. cb474

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    Hmm, I wonder if the security issues are true even for nightly releases of Cyanogen for Nexus devices?
     
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    So, I guess this project & the phone are dead in the water..?!
     
  13. mirimir

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    It sure looks that way :(
     
  14. RockLobster

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    Looks like someone(s) really didn't want them to release that ROM, I wonder who that could have been...
     
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