Category Archives: Android

Android Systems Engineering: A Quick Look Under the Hood

Overview Most of us we have become comfortable with the understanding that Android is a very specialized and customized version of Linux. The resulting level of customization does however render the OS sufficiently different that most general purpose Linux Systems … Continue reading

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Howto: Android Development on Chromebook

Background One the primary reasons I got the Chromebook was to support a broad range of development options on a Linux platform. The risk is that since it is a Chromebook, it is most definitely not a general purpose Linux … Continue reading

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Android 4.3 Permissions Manager

For the most part, security features of iOS and Android are fairly well matched, being driven by the same threat environment and competitor feature sets. Over the last year, one exception to that has been the User Permissions control in … Continue reading

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WhitePapers

In the past I have written some whitepapers of some topical interest, and they are in MS Word / PDF format. The attached documents include: Mobile Security-AndroidMalware-2013-Mar: General De-FUDing (FUD=fear, uncertainty and doubt) of Android Security by explaining what the … Continue reading

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