Android has a slight problem that only rears its ugly head once every blue moon, but when it does, it causes some panic. Fortunately, Google has a solution in Android 14 that nips this problem in the bud. The problem is that the Android system’s root certificate store (root store) could only be updated via an over-the-air (OTA) update for most of Android’s existence. Starting in Android 14, however, Android’s root store has become updatable via Google Play. Android 14 now has two directories containing the OS’s root store: the aforementioned, immutable-outside-of-OTA /system/etc/security/cacerts location and the new, updatable /apex/com.[google].android.conscrypt/security/cacerts directory. The root certificates that have been added to Android 14 include AC RAIZ FNMT-RCM SERVIDORES SEGUROS ANF Secure Server Root CA and the root certificates that have been removed in Android 14 include Chambers of Commerce Root – 2008 and Cybertrust Global Root.
Today: December 9, 2023