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Hardened allocator designed for modern systems. It has integration into Android's Bionic libc and can be used externally with musl and glibc as a dynamic library for use on other Linux-based platforms. It will gain more portability / integration over time. (by GrapheneOS)


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GrapheneOS/hardened_malloc is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

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Posts where hardened_malloc has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-04-12.
  • How do I block Google Pixel listening 24/7? | 2021-04-14
    grapheneOS this ROM is he best for security and privacy, so much so some developments actually went into the mainline android project, you will be the safest there, do remember though this doesnt have microG by default, so some apps requiring google services will not function.
  • I never realized how invaded our privacy was until yesterday | 2021-04-12
    I recommend browsing their site here: to get a full grasp on it, or just look up a couple of youtube reviews. The hated one is a YouTube channel of note.
  • Virer Google de mon téléphone portable ? | 2021-04-12
  • Android updates and security for dummies | 2021-04-11
    Though, the most private ROM for Android would be GraphineOS. It is one of the most secure and private, to a fault. Its so focussed on its goal, it lacks users friendliness, and app support. Only recommended for those who want the best of privacy and security. Even of the owner is a bit of a arse.
  • what are some of the best tips for someone who wants to move away from Google? | 2021-04-09
    So with lineage you don't have google services, it is open source also with built in apps, no telemetry/tracking what so ever or bloatware from a stock OS/manufacturer, but if you want to go extra mile with privacy/degoogling, there's also GrapheneOS.
  • Tell Spotify to drop its plan to spy on your conversations to target music and ads. | 2021-04-08
    Personally, I would get a Google Pixel and put GrapheneOS on it. This is what I use and the installation process is pretty simple.
  • DeGoogled Android Phones Recommendations | 2021-04-05
    I'm running GrapheneOS ( ) on my Pixel 4a and it works flawlessly
  • Success story -- Calyx OS | 2021-04-05
    Here, you can find more info about CalyxOS and GrapheneOS.
  • Parents think I'm doing something bad because I want to Degoogle. How do I explain it to them? | 2021-04-04
    Please no, if you want to have absolutely anything close to decent security buy a unlockable bootloader pixel and install grapheneOS :
  • Is Calyx secure and private? | 2021-04-04
    CalyxOS doesn't collect telemetry like stock Android and iOS do, regardless of your settings. CalyxOS is also open source which means that you don't just have to blindly trust the Calyx Institute's word when they say it's private and secure. It's also one of the few custom ROMs that allow the bootloader to be relocked after being installed (GrapheneOS is the only other one that I know of that allows this).
  • Hi everyone! A sarcastic question i have ... | 2021-04-03
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  • LineageOS 18.1 Released | 2021-04-01
    I've been using LineageOS since the good ol' CyanogenMod days and I am very grateful for how much work the developers put into it day in and day out.

    Thanks to them, I managed to get rid of Google Apps in my day-to-day life almost[0] entirely and drastically improve privacy for me: Instead of Google Play Services I use MicroG[1] and instead of Play Store, I use Aurora Store[2] and F-Droid. For syncing files there is Syncthing[3] and for backups there is Seedvault[4]. To isolate apps I don't trust I use NetGuard[8] and Shelter[9] and practically no internet-facing app has access to my internal "SD card" on which my photos and documents reside. As a bonus, getting rid of GApps and using LineageOS has increased my phones' battery life and their overall lifetime tremendously. (I've only owned three smartphones in my entire life, the original T-Mobile G1, the HTC One M8 and the BQ Aquaris Pro.) I couldn't be happier.

    That being said, I've closely been following GrapheneOS[5] because I find its additional security guarantees very attractive. In fact, just a few hours ago my new Pixel 5 arrived and I'm looking forward to giving it a try. Though I already know I will miss MicroG… Maybe I'll end up building my own custom Android ROM, using Hashbang or RattlesnakeOS[6, 7]?

    Overall, I don't really understand people who criticize Android for not being open while loudly claiming a "pure" Linux phone would be so much better. (There was yet another discussion here on HN just a few days ago.) Yes, Android is a not your typical open-source project and clearly in the hands of Google. Yes, most phone and chip manufacturers still haven't open-sourced their hardware binary blobs. We definitely have to fight these fights. But with a Linux phone I'd probably be struggling with window-manager-related bugs in the worst possible moments (say, an emergency call) and risk all my data getting stolen whenever I install a new app.

    As much as I like Linux – I dabbled with it the first time almost two decades ago and have been using it as a daily driver for more than a decade – but its stability and, especially, security guarantees are orders of magnitude worse than Android's.

    I secretly hope that Fuchsia will find its way to the desktop at some point and be able to replace my Linux system.

    [0]: I still use Google Maps every now and then

    [1]: . See for LineageOS images that come with MicroG pre-installed.









  • [Question] CalyxOS vs GrapheneOS | 2021-03-31
    I have a Pixel 4a 5G that I am going to install Graphene or Calyx onto it. I was going leaning toward Graphene to use as little as google as possible. There will be some google apps/google services and from what I have read Calyx is better at handling that.