The latest version of Google OS, Android Pie, implements significant enhancements for cybersecurity, including a stronger encryption and authentication.
Google experts worked on OS hardening and the implementation of anti-exploitation mechanisms with a great attention to the user privacy.
The tech giant updated the File-Based Encryption implementing the support for external storage media, it also included the metadata encryption with hardware support.
Android 9 also implements a new BiometricPrompt API, to have the biometric authentication dialogs that apps can display look the same.
Android 9 also comes with new protections for the Application Sandbox.
“New protections and test cases for the Application Sandbox help ensure all non-privileged apps targeting Android Pie (and all future releases of Android) run in stronger SELinux sandboxes.” reads a post written by
Vikrant Nanda and René Mayrhofer from Android Security & Privacy Team.