Android KitKat Security Teardown: 4 Hits, 1 Miss
Source: Information Week - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Security Projects The latest version of Google's Android operating system (version 4.4) -- known as "KitKat" and released last week -- includes a slew of changes: a streamlined footprint so it can run on devices with scant RAM, better animations and graphics acceleration, plus snappier device-wide search and a new phone dialer app. But what's new on the information security front? According to Google's developer overview, KitKat packs in "dozens of security enhancements to protect users" -- meaning bug fixes -- plus an experimental boot verification feature and better sandbox. Those features, plus the patches, have already been shared with handset manufacturers, carriers and the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

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