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Android Browser Security--What You Haven't Been Told

Sep 26, 2016, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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This article focuses on flaws in Android's stock web libraries, while acknowledging related exploits. Some modern Android browsers have critically weak encryption and other dangerous flaws that cannot be patched or otherwise corrected. This weakness extends to multiple browsers and applications and is determined by the linkage to the system webcore on older OS versions. HTML applications that do not provide their own rendering engine should be avoided for all versions of Android less than 5.0.

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