In Android 9 Pie developers of Google have done a great job to ensure the security of the operating system, convinced SecurityLab. New security features and mechanisms were added during the development of the update. They are designed to protect the user from malicious attacks and malicious actions aimed at hacking the device and the seizure of personal, payment and other data of value to the potential victim.
One of the most important innovations was support for cryptographic authentication in the application Sandbox. Its implementation restricts the ability of installed apps on your devices for the dissemination of the resulting data. Thus, it is possible to ensure better separation of applications and to maintain the confidentiality of information that the software can receive in the course of its “life”.
Security in Android 9 Pie
In addition, Android 9 Pie developers have activated the default mechanism of control Flow Integrity (CFI) and implemented technology Integer Overflow Sanitization. The first, in simple terms, prevents attempts to extraneous integration into the stream of compiled code, thereby protecting media frameworks, as well as components such as NFC and Bluetooth. The second provides data protection against vulnerabilities, whose operation can be aimed at memory corruption.
Of the more understandable user methods of protection note support for hardware recognition. This means that manufacturers of Android-based smartphones will be able to equip their systems of identification in the face without the need to write code for them. Another thing is that not all vendors have yet been able to implement a truly effective identification technology based on the operation of hardware sensors.