I'm thinking of buying a used tablet with Android and installing user land then installing the Monero GUI in user land. Is this a security risk?

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    Well, certainly less than running as root...
    – user36303
    Commented May 31, 2019 at 9:07

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As with any used computer, I'd advise wiping it, reinstalling the operating system before using it, to ensure the previous owner hasn't installed anything malicious on it.

Then running Monero on it will be fine. Running in userland (user space), is preferred.

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