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Submitted by Vyralize 191d ago | news

Android is more secure than iOS. Did anyone know that?

Vyralize: Currently there’s no mobile operating system that’s in more consumers hands than Google’s Android. That being said, no mobile operating systems have more issues with Malware than Android. However, according to Google’s Eric Schmidt, Android is more secure than iOS. Bet you didn’t see that one coming, did you? (Android, Industry, iOS, Software)

Crazay  +   191d ago
I did not know this but I'm not terribly surprised.
ChrisW  +   190d ago
And iOS is more secure than Windows...

It's called the "user base" to the "incentive to hack" ratio!!!
shivvy24  +   190d ago
Wow I didnt know this , I get so many porn ads popping up on my android its getting annoying ! Probz cause I watch it
nirwanda  +   190d ago
There's alot more moblies always on than pcs I would guess.
And I bet google wallet or stealing itunes credit would be a pretty big incentive to hack.
SilentNegotiator  +   190d ago
Oh that's right, iPhone isn't popular enough to create malware for. If only it were constantly one of the 1st-2nd most popular brand of phone in the last 6 years.

/s
dilawer  +   191d ago
I also didn't know this, it's great to know. Take that Apple fanboys!
Android: 1,000,000,000 Apple: 1 Gold iPhone
SilentNegotiator  +   191d ago
So that's all it takes? A Google rep claiming it is with no elaboration?

I love android, but everyone knows that Android has more issues with Malware. People run into the Candy Crush redirect on these sites constantly. That major Android security loophole caused a massive scare this summer (which turns out was around for 4 years and could affect 99% of Android devices). Google Play has a lot of malware-laced software.
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kevnb  +   191d ago
I had candy crush redirects on my iPhone...
Kayant  +   190d ago
"That major Android security loophole caused a massive scare this summer (which turns out was around for 4 years and could affect 99% of Android devices)". In defend that bug was only going to work if you had the *unknown sources* option unchecked which most android users wouldn't because they don't download apps outside the playstore. And if you downloaded apps from reputable sites like XDA, Androidpolice then you were still quite safe.

Yh agreed a google rep saying this is not going to be completely true or helpful but in my early days where I used to pirate apps quite a bit I never was affected by malware.
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SniperControl  +   191d ago
Oh really? Wish somebody at google would sort the frickin candy crush redirect everytime I surf the web on my tablet!
vegnadragon  +   190d ago
When it comes to security, candy crush is the least on my mind.
blackmanone  +   191d ago
I'm a big android fan, and not a big apple fan, but even I have trouble believing this. Android is open source, Apple is as closed source as an OS can get. I don't see how that's anywhere close to possible.
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Petro  +   190d ago
And here comes the proof, this is list of vulnerabilities:

Android has 6 holes 2013
http://www.cvedetails.com/p...

iOS has 86 holes 2013
http://www.cvedetails.com/p...
nirwanda  +   190d ago
You exploit one loop hole in a closed sorce and you can target everyone, do the same in a more fragmented environment and its less likely to be effective.
So a hacker would rather target everyone in one swoop rather than have to modify for lots of variants.
LordDhampire  +   191d ago
Yeah, I wouldn't believe this normally, but google does alot of stuff and usually knows what they are talking about......they are the source to all answers on the internet
Gondee  +   191d ago
Seems legit....

Google rep, reping google -_-
Software_Lover  +   191d ago
They both give out your information, especially Google (that is how they make so much money) so it's a wash.
Cueil  +   191d ago
the iPhone and iPad are both the bane of ITs who need security and control over devices on their network
LordDhampire  +   190d ago
Yet apple products give the user no control at all?
MadMax  +   191d ago
Apple all the way! Bunch of bs!!!
eferreira  +   191d ago
No virus's or malware on my iphone. I'm sure the google rep is being truthful here \S
kevnb  +   191d ago
according to google android is more secure, but I wouldn't trust either really. The whole point of android is to keep google services going on all platforms, increase google use on any device. Its estimated google makes just as much from iPhone users as they do from android ones.
iliimaster  +   191d ago
whenever i download an app on android vs iphone
why when i download from android do i have to accept all these crazy things like being about to modify contacts/read contacts/phone call history etc and on iphone nothing like that is said... and i would notice apps would download other apps on its own sometimes until i had a malware/virus scanner on android and again never had this issue with an iphone so im not too sure about this claim
Kayant  +   190d ago
"why when i download from android do i have to accept all these crazy things like being about to modify contacts/read contacts/phone call history etc and on iphone nothing like that is said." Hmmm because it's telling you what permissions the app needs to do what it does and if it has permissions that it should otherwise not have then you can easily avoid the app. Without permissions how to you aspect it to access your contacts data? It needs the user to agree the app can access the data if needed.

"and i would notice apps would download other apps on its own sometimes until i had a malware/virus scanner on android". Am pretty sure this does not happen often as you're making out to be. I have downloaded a lot of apps including pirated some in my early days and not once has this happened. Also the apps will not be installed automatically because you have to allow it first.
LordDhampire  +   190d ago
The android tells you and gives you a choice, apple doesn't and just forces it on you

Didn't you read the user agreement?!?!

What you didn't, he didn't READ THE USER AGREEMENT
iliimaster  +   190d ago
come on dHAM who reads that? that was pretty dumb and it does happen enough for me to know this article is bs
steve30x  +   190d ago
I've been using Android with three years and I havent had any malware yet.

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