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Mitigating Memory Safety Issues in Open Source Software

Posted by Dan Lorenc, Infrastructure Security Team Memory-safety vulnerabilities have dominated the security field for years and often lead to issues that can be exploited to take over entire systems.  A recent study found that “~70% of the vulnerabilities addressed through a security update each year continue to be memory […]

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Announcing the launch of the Android Partner Vulnerability Initiative

Posted by Kylie McRoberts, Program Manager and Alec Guertin, Security Engineer Google’s Android Security & Privacy team has launched the Android Partner Vulnerability Initiative (APVI) to manage security issues specific to Android OEMs. The APVI is designed to drive remediation and provide transparency to users about issues we have discovered […]

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Announcing the launch of the Android Partner Vulnerability Initiative

Posted by Kylie McRoberts, Program Manager and Alec Guertin, Security Engineer Google’s Android Security & Privacy team has launched the Permission Bypass In some versions of a third-party pre-installed over-the-air (OTA) update solution, a custom system service in the Android framework exposed privileged APIs directly to the OTA app. The […]