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Fighting Crime with SE Android

Fighting Crime with SE Android

By Paul Parkinson Last week, I read a BBC News story (Met Police technology 'ineffective and outdated') about how the Metropolitan Police force in London, UK was being hampered in its fight against crime by out of date technologies. The news story discussed the London Assembly report (PDF) which highlighted the fact that most police officers had smart phones and tablets which they…
Operating System Hardening Techniques and Security Strategies

Operating System Hardening Techniques and Security Strategies

By AJ Shipley In my last blog post, I focused on securing the device at a high level, and in this post, I’d like to dive a bit deeper into the technical aspects of device security; specifically, regarding defense against “run time,” or operational vulnerabilities, that a system is exposed to after it has booted up. A defense in depth…

Wind River Expertise Recognized with GENIVI Award

By Franz Walkembach The Automotive group at Wind River is quite an impressive team…Consider this: hundreds of engineers and decades of successfully completed projects have helped Wind River carefully foster the development in this industry. We not only created trusted connections with customers and partners, but we’ve also stayed ahead of key trends, riding a wave of open source innovation…

Test Management 5.0: Extending testing to Android, security and beyond

By Ido Sarig Today we announced the latest  version of Wind River Test Management, which takes software test optimization to the next level.  With this release, we have unified our testing solutions for VxWorks, Linux and Android under one umbrella. All the capabilities of Wind River Framework for Automated Software Testing (FAST), our solution for Android compatibility testing, have now been…

Open source in Medical Devices: Part of the Cure or Part of the Disease?

By Ido Sarig The Economist recently published a very interesting article on the merits of open source in medical device development, which raises some questions and sparks an important discussion.  In general, it is more common to see open source adoption in non-regulated industries. However, we are seeing it more and more in regulated industries primarily because it encourages rapid…

Securing Android for the Battle Space

By Tim Skutt Armed conflict has radically changed.  Remotely operated unmanned vehicles and cyber warfare highlight this change.  Combatants can launch an attack anywhere from a few hundred meters away to half a world away with the same devastating results.  One of the fascinating – and scary – parts of this change is that the trigger firing the weapon has…

Wind River and Android – 5 great years, with many more to come

By Dan Noal It was 5 years ago this week that I got an email from our CEO who had just met with Andy Rubin and Rich Miner at the Googleplex. Google had invited us to talk privately and confidentially about what would become Android.  Other companies were already on board, and they asked us to join the small group of…

Wind River Showcases Yocto and GENIVI in IVI

By Franz Walkembach We're looking forward to an upcoming global GENIVI all hands meeting that brings together major OEMs like BMW, Peugeot, Citroen, Nissan or Renault as well as automotive Tier 1 companies like Continental Automotive, Denso, Delphi and Bosch. Later this month, these organizations will gather for several days near Paris to discuss the current state of affairs and latest developments…

Android Unleashed on Embedded – Will it Take Off or Just Be One of the Pack?

By Jessica Schieve This week, the embedded community descends on Silicon Valley to see and hear the latest developments in the industry.  The Embedded Systems Conference, now part of DESIGN West opens its doors to all things embedded.  The event features seven different technology summits including one specifically designed for Android developers to address the rise of embedded Android, and Wind River…

Android Security – making sense of all the choices

By Chris Buerger Last week’s public release of the Security Enhanced (SE) Android project and associated source code is hailed by many as an important foundational step to add a new set of options to create secure Android devices. While the recent release of the code base by the National Security Agency (NSA) is familiar territory for Android experts such as Wind…