Chapter    20

Android Security and Permissions

The fact that you are reading this book, and are thinking of developing applications for Android, means you have certainly been exposed to ongoing security issues that are an inescapable fact of modern operating systems and programs. Catchy names like Heartbleed and Shellshock have brought security to the forefront of even nontechnical consumers’ thinking, so people looking to buy and use your applications will be more aware than ever that there are risks and problems that can lurk in an unexpected corner of the Internet, or the latest Android game they just downloaded.

The good news is that security is a fundamental part of all phases of development, deployment, and use of applications in Android, ...

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