Android Platform Security Underpinnings

Marko Gargenta (PlusPlus)
Location: Portland 251 Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)

Android Security is quite multifaceted not
surprisingly given the depth and complexity of the
Android OS. In this talk, you will learn what makes up the various layers of security and how they
work together. By the end of this talk, you’ll have a solid understanding of various security
concerns from the low level kernel to the high level app permissions, and everything in between.
This talk focuses on the entire platform, not just the apps layer.

We’ll start with the Android architecture from the security perspective, followed by the startup
and boot process of a typical device. Once you understand that, we’ll deepdive
into Android
security architecture, app signing, user ids, file access, multiuser
support and permissions.

This talk assumes basic understanding of operating systems and is based on Jelly Bean
version of Android OS.

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Marko Gargenta


Building Twitter @University; Co-founded Marakana (acquired by Twitter); Author of Learning Android and Android Bootcamp; Five times speaker at OSCON


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