Apple vs. Android: Which is More Secure?

There has been a lot of controversy going around on which phone is better, Apple or Android? Most people look at the surface but what’s really important is which one is more secure than the other? In truth, both of them share different pros and cons.

For example, while Apple seems to be stronger in terms of security, nothing can absolutely be 100% closed off.

Android, on the other hand, offers more freedom and control than Apple allowing users an easier way to get hardware-like security protection. This gives Android users the power to control their own security “destiny” unlike Apple users.

Also, Android has a software called the Host Card Emulation in which provides strong , software based-protection in order to secure sensitive card data on the phone. This HCE is critically important nowadays due to the Verizon data breach in early 2015.

However, in the long run, when it comes to Android, the level of security usually depends on the manufacturer of the Android phone because the hardware it’s running is usually different.

In the end however, whether using Apple and Android, experts say much of of the security on any device usually depends on user behavior. For example, studies show that nearly 60% of Apple devices lack software to ensure strong passwords and only 17% use an employer-supplied password manager.

What I thought was interesting:

I never thought to buy a phone based on security reasons. I just choose the iPhone because of the menu screen and iTunes. But, after reading this article, I’m starting to think about how secure my phone really is.

http://www.esecurityplanet.com/mobile-security/apple-vs.-android-mobile-security-pros-and-cons.html

-Erika Hoover

 

 

 

 

 

 

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