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New Android 14 Security Feature: IT Admins Can Now Disable 2G Networks

August 9, 2023

Google has introduced a new security feature in Android 14 that allows IT administrators to disable support for 2G cellular networks in their managed device fleet.

The search giant said it’s introducing a second user setting to turn off support, at the model level, for null-ciphered cellular connections.

“The Android Security Model assumes that all networks are hostile to keep users safe from network packet injection, tampering, or eavesdropping on user traffic,” Roger Piqueras Jover, Yomna Nasser, and Sudhi Herle said.

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