Details about Project Treble mobile security feature in Google Oreo

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Google’s latest Mobile Android version titled Oreo was introduced to the tech world last month. The internet juggernaut says that the new mobile version will have the best security enhancements witnessed till date and will help keep mobile users isolated from all sorts of the current generation cyber threats happening in the mobile world.

Android Oreo which is being shortly referred as ‘O’ has elevated security features such as Project Treble, System Alerts, Device Permissions and Unverified boots. Most probably Google might be planning to introduce the latest Android OS Framework through its new Android O and so has brought in big changes that will impact users, developers, and devices manufactured for years to come.

Mobile security experts point the introduction of ‘Project Treble’ as a major security milestone for Google. In simple terms, Project Treble is a revamped version of Android OS Framework, which separates the vendor implementation from the Android OS Framework.

Cybersecurity Insiders has learned that the project treble feature in Android O will help streamline the often maligned Android patching process in an economical way. As Project Treble separates the hardware specific drivers and firmware used by companies such as Qualcomm or Samsung from the operating system, this can offer a significant endurance to Google’s ability to roll out updates.

All these days, the mobile security world has witnessed Google approaching the security aspect in a different way. It generally exploited mitigations such as F stack Protector and ASLR, preventing format string vulnerabilities.

Now, with Android O, Google wants to reduce the attack surface in a proactive way. It believes to take a smarter approach to stop the next Stagefright-like vulnerability.

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Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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