There are some features that you will receive once you updated your operating system to Nougat. This operating system was released in 2016. Last year, this operating system was a ray of hope for some security problems. That means it is expected that the android nougat becomes more secure. However, there is still no guarantee that there is another security breach in the operating system. However, significant improvement is made for the nougat. Therefore, it is something that you should consider when it comes to this operating system. If you are wondering why it is possible that the nougat is secure, you should know some facts about it.
Better Security with Android Nougat
The first problem about security breach is from Stagefright family. It was found in Froyo, and it was quite difficult to get rid of the bug until Android Nougat comes. In response against this programming bug, there is a runtime integer overflow for detecting the bug. It does not eliminate completely the bug. However, it prevents the bug from developing into dangerous vulnerability issue. Additionally, you should know that MediaServer process is prevented from running on its own except its permission is granted. There are some technical problems that are related to this issue, and the details are available in the change log.
Another thing that should be noted about the Nougat Android operating system is an additional mechanism in Linux kernel. One of the mechanism is creating a division in the kernel for its code and data. Additionally, each section has different access permission as deemed necessary. Additionally, the perf is not activated by default. It is to prevent any possible damage to the kernel. There are some other features in terms of security enhancement in android nougat. It is definitely a worthy upgrade if your device supports this new operating system