Hooks im Kernel sollen Android sicherer machen; at Cebit, in golem.de; 2014; In German.
- Andriod 4.4, KitKat
- e.g. McAfee virus
- Will truncate or terminate OS functionality if “not a valid OS.”
- The feature may not have any interface or even be visible.
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Intel : hooks in the kernel to make Android more secure
Starting with the next SoC design , Merrifield, Intel plans to incorporate new security features in its x86 Android kernel . You should ensure , among other things , not slow virus scanner that tablets and smartphones unnecessary.
” We shall come originally from the corporate sector,” explains Frank Kuypers Intel talking to Golem.de at Cebit . And for professional clients Kuypers is known as ” Technology Specialist ” also responsible . The moan of his observation after the moment especially on the proliferation of Android devices that are to be brought safely to the corporate network .
To this end, Intel wants that develops for years the x86 version of Android along with Google , in the next versions of its Kitkat kernel – install new features – ie for Android 4.4. Especially Hooks play a role , they are simple interfaces with which code can be inserted from one program to another. This may seem risky for certain tasks but very efficient.
In the case of x86 Android , Intel plans , among other things , file operations virus scanners allow by hooks. To ensure that only new files can then be scanned , for example, in real time , without the anti-malware and the operating system must be the usual way through the file system go . This relieves the CPU, RAM and storage medium and is so little overall slow down the system . With the still expected in 2014 SoC Merrifield Intel wants to use the hooks for the first time .
These hooks will use even with its McAfee software Intel initially , but the company already works with other providers of products for the management of mobile devices together . Whether the hooks are also publicly documented or even an SDK is created but is not yet decided. Frank Kuypers wanted this possibility but also not mutually exclusive.
Why such deeply into the operating system anchored safety features are important for Android devices , the Intel manager said on own example. In the Intel – only network mobile devices with certain versions of Android may not use all the features. Would he be provided with Cyanogenmod smartphone , there would still the Fi – then would no longer get , among other things on the phone all the e- mails to face, because the device would be classified as a potential security risk.