CCSA# 11

Android basics & Security checks

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What is android?

Android is a mobile operating system based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software, designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Android is developed by a consortium of developers known as the Open Handset Alliance and commercially sponsored by Google. It was unveiled in November 2007, with the first commercial Android device launched in September 2008.

rooting android device

Rooting is a process that allows you to attain root access to the Android operating system code (the equivalent term for Apple devices id jailbreaking).

It gives you privileges to modify the software code on the device or install other software that the manufacturer wouldn’t normally allow you to. And for good mobile security reasons: they don’t want users to make modifications to the phones that could result in accidents beyond repair; it is easier for them to offer support if they allow users to only use the same unmodified version of the software.

But tech savvy users have already developed rooting methods, which vary depending on device.

In short, When you root your Android, you're simply adding a standard Linux function that was removed.

perks of rooting

Full customization for just about every theme/graphic

Download of any app, regardless of the app store they’re posted on

Extended battery life and added performance

Updates to the latest version of Android if your device is outdated and no longer updated by the manufacturer

Full control of the kernel, which, for example, allows overclocking and underclocking the CPU and GPU.

risks of rooting

 With great power comes great responsibility

Your phone warranty turn void

Well, not literally, but if you goof up the rooting process, meaning the code modifications, your phone software can get so damaged that your phone will basically be as useless as a brick. 

Any malware can easily breach your mobile security

Well, the rooting process changes from device to device but the method is pretty much same.

Follow the website below for the rooting steps/methods

https://www.xda-developers.com/

how to root?

Standard security checks on android

Enable 2FA for your google account

Turn USB debugging OFF

Enable PIN or password instead face unlock or fingerprint

Download apps only from play store

Install antivirus/anti-malware

Check for permissions of the applications

Do not download attachments from email without scanning

Do not click suspicious links/websites

That's all for this module!

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-STEVE JOBS<Co-founder of Apple>

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