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Android O brings a plethora of security enhancements to the platform and the SDK. Scott will share with you a concise update on these new security features as well as practical tips and examples of how to implement them and improve your app’s security.
You will learn about features such as Auto fill, restrictions on device hardware identification with the focus on user privacy, new permissions in telephony and updates to how apps can access user accounts.
Scott will discuss the major enhancements to Webview in Android O including isolating it’s process and ability to integrate with Google Safe Browsing API. Also the dropping of support for SSLv3 and enhancements to Network security config that was introduced in Android Nougat.
Scott will also share with you some security features you can implement when your apps is not running on Android O. This is where Google Play services can help. Several new SafteyNet APIs allow developers make smarter decisions about the trustworthiness of the devices their app is running on. You will also learn how easy it is to transition to Google Play App Signing which offers a new way to manage your app’s signing keys.
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Scott is a freelance Android developer and Google Developer Expert who is passionate about mobile app security. He is co-author of “The Android Security Cookbook”, speaks at various conferences on the subject and has released several security related open source libraries.