Jelly Bean Improves Security for Android

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  1. dgstorm

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    Sometimes, whether it is deserved or not, Android has been labeled as less secure than some of the other Mobile operating systems. Still, throughout its revision history, Google has obviously been working hard to constantly improve things. Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich was a pretty big improvement for Android, but the new Android 4.1/Jelly Bean takes things to a whole new level. Apparently, a security functionality called address space layout randomization (ASLR), was introduced in Ice Cream Sandwich, yet was not fully implemented. Jelly Bean supposedly changes that by activating the full randomization process. Here's a quote with additional details,

    Everyday it seems like I hear something new about Jelly Bean just makes it that much more impressive. It's comforting that Google continues to evolve the security side of things with the little green robot.

    Source: PhoneArena