1. Vic Rivera's Avatar
    Can anyone tell me how Android app security compares to IOS App security?

    Thanks in advance.

    Phone junkie
    10-19-2014 11:43 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Security depends on how the app is written, not in which language it's written or on what operating system it's written for. Some Android and iOS apps are very secure, some look like Swiss cheese without the cheese part.

    If you're asking which pnone, Android or iPhone, is less likely to get viruses and malware, that's like asking whether a man or a woman is less likely to get wet when standing in the rain. The two parts of the question (1)Android/iOS and 2)security) have nothing to do with each other. The operating system is *nixoid in both cases.
    10-19-2014 02:32 PM
  3. Vic Rivera's Avatar
    Security depends on how the app is written, not in which language it's written or on what operating system it's written for. Some Android and iOS apps are very secure, some look like Swiss cheese without the cheese part.

    If you're asking which pnone, Android or iPhone, is less likely to get viruses and malware, that's like asking whether a man or a woman is less likely to get wet when standing in the rain. The two parts of the question (1)Android/iOS and 2)security) have nothing to do with each other. The operating system is *nixoid in both cases.
    OK, so your saying it is the app that either secured or not, correct?

    Phone junkie
    10-19-2014 02:51 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    Pretty much. No operating system will give you high security when it's running an app that's insecure. Any operating system will give you high security if the app it's running is written to be secure.

    The operating system itself is about as insecure as hackers are willing to put in the effort to make it so. The reason Windows was considered insecure and Linux was considered secure was that there were thousands of times more hackers writing Windows viruses, and it's more difficult (not much more, though) to write a Linux virus. Both Android phones and iPhones are now subject to tons of viruses and malware. (The user is much more a determinant of how secure the phone is than the app is. Don't install any antivirus or malware app and go to questionable web sites, and your computer is going to become unusable. And that's all you - nothing to do with the operating system or the app.)
    10-19-2014 05:20 PM
  5. Vic Rivera's Avatar
    Thanks for the info.

    Phone junkie
    10-19-2014 08:29 PM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    My pleasure. (No, I don't have to get the last word, it would just be rude of me to not acknowledge your thanks.)
    10-20-2014 01:21 PM

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