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Android Security

Written by DFMAG


Android Security

Google created a reasonable security model in developing android by getting the best from the Linux user model and advancing it. The Linux security model is based on the user with each user having a set of privileges, or things that a user is allowed to do on the operating system.

Android is built on top of the Linux kernel and uses the Linux features, but in an advanced way. Android creates a unique user for each application that is installed on the system. For every application, that the user installs, the user is prompted to accept a set of permissions that the application requires. A user may of course refuse to accept the permissions resulting in the application not being installed on the user’s device.




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