Security Analyst: Jelly Bean is the Safest Android Ever!
Yesterday, i’ve already told you that a senior researcher in a notable security company has made an interesting conclusion. He said that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is the most secure version of Android ever. The researcher name is Jon Oberheide. Mr Oberheide noted that Jelly Bean is the first Android that feature the real Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) security.
How is this ASLR works? Well, i’m not too good at technical stuffs like this, so i will try to explain it as simple as possible. ASLR will make the life of hackers and malware merchants’ life become miserable since they cannot track or predict the exact location of the OS processes. That is because the new security system keep providing them with the random location, so it should be more than enough to tackle such attack. Combine this with Google’s data execution prevention technologies and you will get the safest Android OS. Pretty relieving right? It’s been a long time since Android OS was exploited with tons of malwares and viruses. Just three days ago Symantec spot two new malwares at Google’s own Play Store. I am pretty sure that Android is currently have serious security problem. Thank god that Google is finally decide to take care of it.
However, it is not the first time for Google to implement ASLR security system to Android OS. When they release Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the ASLR did exist. But according to Oberheide, it is not fully worked like the one that currently present on Jelly Bean. That is why Android 4.0 is less vulnerable to attack than it’s successor. As you might already know, lot of malware has been spotted in the past few months. Most of them disguised as popular or even fake apps like Angry Birds, Pinterest, and Instagram. I’m not sure how is the new ASLR system can protect my phone, but it is better to add some extra security protection by installing anti virus or malware remover. Some of them are offered for free at Google Play now.
Well, that is all i can tell you right now guys. If you think that i miss something from my explanation, feel free to contact me via comment box below. I am also welcome any kind of suggestion and critics here.