Android Security Essentials – Session -1: ATC Android Security Essentials v8 course from Koenig Solutions covers the entire Android security model for both developers and end-users. Basic Linux security for Android gets a facelift with this course that allows you to control access to the device features like camera, stored information, network interfaces etc. Therefore, this Android Security Essentials training will demonstrate how its permission model will interact with standard Linux security. Also, learn to define and implement restricted access to system extensions using custom Android permissions.
Android Security Essentials – Session -1: This course is designed for security perspective in Android. Upon completion of the course:
- Understand Android Software Architecture
- Understand Android’s Security Model.
- Build Android Application with Security Best practices in Mind.
- Build more secure and more robust application that appeals to the client
Android’s Five Key Security Features:
1. Security at the operating system level through the Linux kernel
2. Mandatory application sandbox
3. Secure interprocess communication
4. Application signing
5. Application-defined and user-granted permissions
Android Application Security Features
This user-based protection allows Android to create an “Application Sandbox.” Each Android app is assigned a unique user ID, and each runs as a separate process. Therefore, each application is enforced at the process level through the Linux kernel, which does not allow applications to interact with one another, and gives them only limited access to the Android operating system. This gives the user permission-based access control, and he/she is presented with a list of the activities the Android application will perform and what it will require to do them, before the app is even downloaded. The same goes for filesystem permissions – each application (or user) has its own files, and unless a developer explicitly exposes files to another Android application, files created by one application cannot be read or altered by another.