Exploit Mitigations in Android Jelly Bean 4.1 – Blog · Duo Security

A technical look at security improvements in Android 4.1.

“While Android is still playing a bit of catch-up, other mobile platforms are moving ahead with more innovation exploit mitigation techniques, such as the in-kernel ASLR present in Apple’s iOS 6. One could claim that iOS is being proactive with such techniques, but in reality, they’re simply being reactive to the type of exploits that typically target the iOS platform. However, Apple does deserve credit for raising the barrier up to the point of kernel exploitation by employing effective userspace mitigations such NX, ASLR, and mandatory code signing. Thankfully, Android is getting there, and Jelly Bean is a major step towards that goal.”

Exploit Mitigations in Android Jelly Bean 4.1 – Blog · Duo Security

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