World-writable memory on Samsung Android phones
Posted Dec 18, 2012 13:07 UTC (Tue) by clump
In reply to: World-writable memory on Samsung Android phones
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Nevertheles, when it comes to Android security, you have to concur that more thought was put into security on Android than on (GNU/)Linux. On Android each application runs as a separate user. On Linux, this is not the case. In fact: every application can read all user files and dial home as much as it likes.
Except that of course you know Android is Linux. You're also neglecting to mention MAC/SELinux which allows very fine grained containment of more than just applications.
I you want a secure Linux distribution you can have it. Whether many distributions care to take advantage of SELinux, capabilities, sandboxing, etc, is a different story. The abysmal security of Android's typical "Play" store application should give anyone pause.
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