Mobile Application Security on Android

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Executive Summary

Android has a unique security model, which focuses on putting the user in control of the device. Android devices however, don't all come from one place, the open nature of the platform allows for proprietary extensions and changes. These extensions can help or could interfere with security, being able to analyze a distribution of Android is therefore an important step in protecting information on that system. This paper takes the reader through the security model of Android, including many of the key security mechanisms and how they protect resources.

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