Posted by Jeff Vander Stoep, Android Security & Privacy Team and Chong Zhang, Android Media Team
[Cross-posted from the Android Developers Blog]
Android Q Beta versions are now publicly available. Among the various new features introduced in Android Q are some important security hardening changes. While exciting new security features are added in each Android release, hardening generally refers to security improvements made to existing components.
When prioritizing platform hardening, we analyze data from a number of sources including our vulnerability rewards program (VRP). Past security issues provide useful insight into which components can use additional hardening. Android publishes monthly security bulletins
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