Understanding android security

William Enck, MacHigar Ongtang, Patrick McDaniel

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Google's Android platform is a widely anticipated open source operating system for mobile phones. This article describes Android's security model and attempts to unmask the complexity of secure application development. The authors conclude by identifying lessons and opportunities for future enhancements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4768655
Pages (from-to)50-57
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Security and Privacy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Law


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