Authors: Nick Rahimi, John Nolen, Bidyut Gupta
The advent of technology brought forth a myriad of developments that have streamlined the manner through which people operate. With the growing need to be at the forefront of communication and information, people have resorted to the use of mobile phones with a great percentile preferring android oriented systems. Similarly, the systems are susceptible to the various threats posed by technology with due summations showing that security flaws and unauthorized access to sensitive data pose a huge threat to the overarching efficacy of the android systems. The research presented lays a primal focus on how users can improve intrinsic android features through the use of Google services, rooting, custom kernels and ROM techniques. The research also focused on how Android security features can be improved when using or installing applications. Results indicate that the rooting process is the most conclusive and safest scheme. Summations drawn are indicative of the fact that system security is a moot research topic that requires further research into how it can be improved.
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