Over the years and mostly at the time when Android overshadowed iOS, has been said on the nowadays society that iOS it’s much safer than Android. The iOS users by seeing their platform behind in what concerns to performance and functionalities that the Android has put forward, have come to cling to the topic that the Google operative system it’s a vulnerable platform and open to all kind of malicious attacks what unfortunately has become a universal truth for those who don’t understand the subject.
But it seems that this topic that has been so much use by the Apple operative system users was abrogated by one of the leader company in corporate security, Marble Security Labs. According to David Jevans the founder and manager of Marble Security, trough an experience with both platforms where were made 14 attacks to the different operative systems both Android as iOS presents the same failures and vulnerabilities in what concerns to security. The big difference it’s that besides the Android being a platform that it’s more widespread and spread in the World than iOS this presents itself as a system much open and susceptible to be infected by malware trough installed applications in a non conventional way (third part apps).
The issue about the control of the applications stores where the more rigid control of the Apple App Store appears to be safer it’s also demystified. Both stores presents the same shortages – and virtues – in what concerns to safety, and the users have to be responsibles with their smartphones evaluating first the application that it’s installing.
It’s also necessary to remind that the Malware can also get in trough simple text messages an web pages loads something much more easier to do in a iOS device with Jailbreak than in a Android device with Root.
Therefore next time you listen someone saying that your Android smartphone it’s less safe than an iOS device you have here the points that proves that such thing it’s merely a lie.
And what do you think? Android it’s less safe than iOS?