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Archive for July, 2010

…on `Setuid Demystified` and `Understanding Android Security`

I did not appreciate much the topic (setuid) per se. Maybe because in my work, I still did not handle systems involving managing `setuid`’s or maybe I was not aware that I’m using them. But what I appreciate more is the reading suggests through formality (i.e. using a formal model) in understanding more of the `setuid` details. I’m really  a fan of mathematical proofs. For me, something explained and supported with mathematical models and proofs is something irrefutable. Building systems verified with mathematical models are somehow flawless and bug-free.

I’m really glad having read the `Android` topic. The last time I heard of it (Android) was during my undergraduate and it did not get my attention. Knowing what has come to it now (improved community, development, integration, and security),  it is now prioritized more on my `to-study` checklist. If I have extra money, I feel that I really should buy one (gadget with android os). If I have extra time, although not my leaning (mobile development), I will try to spend some time developing on top of it.

posted by ninoy in CS 253 and have Comment (1)