Android 14 is still being worked on by Google. As far as design and features are concerned, the operating system is expected to come with many new features. With the release of Beta 4, the highly anticipated operating system has gained attention. As a result, Google has identified and addressed vulnerabilities caused by cellular networks, further strengthening Android 14’s security measures.
In addition to evolving and intensifying cyber threats, the necessity to guard against them continues to grow. Using Android 14, Google has further strengthened its security measures in Android 14 by addressing vulnerabilities posed by cellular networks.
With Android 14, Google introduced the ability to disable 2G support as a major security feature. Despite not being actively used today, this “basic” connection technology is still found in our smartphones. Generally, 2G networks are less secure and more susceptible to attacks. After the Android 14 update, users can increase their security by simply turning off 2G.
In addition, it is possible to disable null-ciphered cellular connectivity. Null-ciphered connectivity is not secure since it is not encrypted. In this way, voice and SMS traffic can be protected from being intercepted. Even if they are connected to a hostile network, Android’s new security model keeps them safe.
In order to accomplish this, all network traffic between the device and the server is encrypted. Even if someone tries to intercept or tamper with the traffic, it will remain unreadable.