You’re having a friendly conversation one day, and you usually come across the argument, “Android is better than IOS, look what it can do that Apple can’t!” It’s like the nostalgic days of deciding whose Pokemon card was better, and whose deck was going to be used as lunch money the next day – people felt really protective about something that was made of paper, yet cost so much. Today, we’re more concerned about our overall privacy: our conversations, our data, our money, our property… the list continuously grows.
The following is an infographic from Juniper Networks and shows how the vulnerabilities for Android grew in just two years.
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Interestingly enough, the article mentions, “77 percent of Android threats could be eliminated if users had downloaded the latest version of Google’s operating system”, (CNET, 2013). Under the same, strict guidelines – some at Google believe that if the IOS is held to the same standards, many Apple supporters could see that that too, has many vulnerabilities.
Reisinger, D. (2013, October 8). Google’s Schmidt: Android ‘more secure than the iPhone’ | Security & Privacy – CNET News. Technology News – CNET News. Retrieved October 8, 2013, from http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57606481-83/googles-schmidt-android-more-secure-than-the-iphone/