NSA releases security enhanced Android OS

January 25, 2012

The National Security Agency (NSA) has this week (Jan16th) released a security-hardened
version of Google mobile OS Android. The enhanced build is based on SELinux, which
was also created by the NSA. The primary function of the hardened Android OS is to limit
the behaviour of flawed or malicious Android apps. The hardened OS will no doubt be of
considerable interest to mobile developers and security experts. Consumers will not be that
interested unless they have been a victim of rogue mobile app and want to learn more. The
NSA is waiting for you to call….

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