Days after a malware called “Judy” hit over 36.5 million Android-based phones – Google is making it more lucrative than ever for Android hacking white hats, with rewards up to $200,000 via its Android Security Rewards program, for finding a critical vulnerability. Android Security Rewards program works just like other bug bounties. Security researchers who can demonstrate an exploit get a cash prize and public recognition, the amount of which varies based on the severity of the hack. Then, Google gets to fix the bug and avoid future security issues. By increasing the reward, Google hopes it will attract more researchers and engineers to the Android Security Rewards program.
Today’s mobile applications deliver complex functionality on platforms that have limited resources for computing. The movement towards mobile devices has brought a whole different set of challenges to the testing world. Mobile users are not forgiving and finding an issue out in the wild might mean leaving the application for good. Diversity presents unique challenges that require unique testing strategies.
Rooting Android Phone is the process of allowing users of smartphones, tablets and other devices running the Android mobile operating system to attain privileged control (known as root access). At its most basic, “rooting” is the process by which one gains access to the administrative commands and functions of an operating system. Still confused?
Any idea what makes you close programs in Android phone by simply swiping them away? Or allowing you to tap on the screen to open a program, pinch your fingers together to minimize or enlarge an image, or swipe your finger across the screen to change pages in an iPhone? Or the tile-based interface – dubbed Metro – in a Windows Phone? All this is possible because of “Mobile OS (Operating System)”. A mobile OS is specifically designed to run on mobile devices such as mobile phones, smartphones, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices.