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Samsung’s Secure Version of Android Gets DoD Blessing

The Pentagon has given the U.S. Department of Defense permission to use the Android operating system on mobile devices. The Pentagon approved for use, the Samsung KNOX platform which enables work and personal data to coexist securely and separately on the same device.

The Google Play store has been an Eden for hackers wanting to get malicious code onto Android devices. A number of things made the marketplace too tempting for attackers to resist, including the open source nature of the operating system, lax vetting of developers, and the ability to modify code in runtime by pushing app updates from outside the store.

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