October 2, 2014

Mod to Android OS helps protect your privacy by giving your apps false information

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We’re always, as users, on the lookout for more mobile security. The Technology Review from MIT just did a piece on programs that are designed to keep your personal data away from mobile apps that want to access contacts. In that list comes a full rewrite of Android by developer Plamen Kosseff, where the rewritten OS gives fake data to any app that requests info from a mobile devices. Does an app want bookmarks? What the app will get is the default bookmarks that come standard in the browser. Wants access to you contacts? It’ll get a completely blank contact list.

While this is a little extreme, and has a definite possibility of hindering app functionality, it’s still a pretty cool concept. Let us know what you think in the comments.

via bgr | technologyreview

 

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