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NSA Targeting Android Version Against Bad Apps

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NSA Targeting Android Version Against Bad Apps - top government contractors - best government contracting eventThe National Security Agency has released a version of Android that features stricter-access control policies, according to InformationWeek.

Security Enhanced Android was designed to identify and address gaps in Android’s security regarding applications, including problems with malicious and bad apps. The project page says the new version will limit damage from bad apps.

NSA said the release will not cure all of Android’s vulnerabilities will but should address certain gaps in app security.

The SE Android project is based off of SE Linux. NSA said in September that the project was still in its early development stages, according to InformationWeek.

PCWorld reports the updates are aimed at the Pentagon and other organizations using strict access-control policies. Developers hope to eventually release a packaged version of the more secure Android platform, which would compile NSA’s various Android programs.

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