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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1289 Copperhead OS: The startup that wants to solve Android’s woeful security
A startup on a shoestring budget is working to clean up the Android security mess, and has even demonstrated results where other "secure" Android phones have failed, raising questions about Google's willingness to address the widespread vulnerabilities that exist in the world's most popular mobile operating system.

"Copperhead is probably the most exciting thing happening in the world of Android security today," Chris Soghoian, principal technologist with the Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project at the American Civil Liberties Union, tells Ars. "But the enigma with Copperhead is why do they even exist? Why is it that a company as large as Google and with as much money as Google and with such a respected security team—why is it there's anything left for Copperhead to do?"
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#1291 Bluetooth hack leaves many smart locks, IoT devices vulnerable
#1290 An ATM hack and a PIN-pad hack show chip cards aren’t impervious to fraud
#1289 Copperhead OS: The startup that wants to solve Android’s woeful security
#1288 Shade: not by encryption alone
#1287 A new wireless hack can unlock 100 million volkswagens
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