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Securities in Android using SELinux

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
S. S. Sambare, Sneha Bhambhani, Ritesh Tejwani, Prerana Rai

S S Sambare, Sneha Bhambhani, Ritesh Tejwani and Prerana Rai. Securities in Android using SELinux. International Journal of Computer Applications 165(7):36-38, May 2017. BibTeX

	author = {S. S. Sambare and Sneha Bhambhani and Ritesh Tejwani and Prerana Rai},
	title = {Securities in Android using SELinux},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {May 2017},
	volume = {165},
	number = {7},
	month = {May},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {36-38},
	numpages = {3},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017913931},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


With the increase in technology, the current use of mobile phones is increasing with a rigorous amount and so we need to assure that the information stored in our cell phones is secure and is not being misused. The apps when installed in Android do not provide high level security to the information present in our cell phones and thus the implementation of SELinux helps in securing the information more effectively. Android being a Linux based system can support SELinux and thus provide users with a robust Mandatory Access Control (MAC) to ensure full system security. It not only provides flexible security but also helps in reduction of performance overhead only by implementing a limited chip area.


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Android, SELinux, Security, Mobile devices, MAC.