Google Beefs Up Android Key Security for Mobile Apps

December 14, 2018


Changes to how data is encrypted can help developers ward off data leakage and exfiltration.

Google is making a few tweaks to its tools for Android mobile developers to boost the security of their wares – an apropos announcement against the backdrop of recent security issues stemming from poor development practices.

Cryptographical changes this week for Android Keystore give developers more ways to prevent inadvertent exposure of sensitive data to other applications or to the OS, and helps keep data exfiltration at bay.

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