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Practical Mobile Forensics - Second Edition by Satish Bommisetty, Rohit Tamma, Heather Mahalik

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The Android security

Android was designed with a specific focus on security. Android as a platform offers and enforces certain features that safeguard the user data present on the mobile through multilayered security. There are certain safe defaults that will protect the user and certain offerings that can be leveraged by the development community to build secure applications. The following are issues that are to be kept in mind while incorporating the Android security controls:

  • Protecting user-related data
  • Safeguarding the system resources
  • Making sure that one application cannot access the data of another application

The next few sections will help us understand more about Android's security features and offerings.

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A detailed explanation on Android ...

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