Android: Protecting the Kernel – Jeffrey Vander Stoep, Google
Root isn’t what it used to be. SELinux and DAC capabilities have disarmed the typical root process on Android. This has forced rooting exploits to target the source of sandbox enforcement – the Linux kernel. The goal is simple, disable SELinux and restore root to its former glory!
This talk will describe where and how the kernel is being attacked, kernel protections added to AOSP/Android-N, and ideas and prototypes for new protections.
About Jeffrey Vander Stoep
Jeff Vander Stoep is a software engineer on the Android security team at Google where he is working on improving the security of the Android platform.