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Android Code at Risk?

Nov 02, 2010, 01:33 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Google's Android mobile operating system may include a number of high-risk software flaws, according to a new report from static code analysis vendor Coverity.

"Coverity detected 359 software defects in the Android Froyo kernel that is used in the HTC Droid Incredible smartphone. Of those defects, Coverity has identified 88 defects or about 25 percent of the total flaw count, as being high-risk and potentially leading to security risk for Android users.

"According to Coverity, the defect density in Android isn't actually all that bad compared to other codebases that they've scanned. Coverity is a commercial code analysis vendor and has also been running the Coverity Scan effort since 2006, analyzing open source code for software defects."

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