Google is making your Android phone safer with hardened firmware
Google is making your Android phone safer with hardened firmware – by Manuel Vonau Android Police
Mobile operating systems are significantly safer than their desktop counterparts were in the past, thanks to an increasing focus on security and a more restrictive approach to what apps can do. In fact, Android has become so hard to crack that security researchers are often not even trying to attack the OS itself anymore. Google says that they’re instead focusing on a phone’s firmware — the software that runs on the “bare metal” within individual chips and controllers on an SoC. That’s where some new efforts come in that the company announced this week.