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Verizon customers and others who are picking up iPhones and iPads can rest assured that their shiny new iOS devices are going to be less likely than Android smartphones and tablets to pick up viruses and malware.

In a recent interview in Taipei, Trend Micro chairman Steve Chang said that Google's Android operating system is more susceptible to hacker attacks and viruses than iOS. Chang ought to know; his company is the leader in security software for corporate servers.

Chang noted that Android, which is an open-source operating system, makes it easy for hackers to "understand the underlying architecture and source code." He went on to say that Apple's sandbox concept "isolates the platform, which prevents certain viruses that want to replicate themselves or decompose and recompose to avoid virus scanners."
http://www.tuaw.com/2011/01/12/trend...-than-android/
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Right.......
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Well it is open source..so yep..it is more vulnerable to hackers..but gotta have the bad with the good(good being customization)
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I can believe that.
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I disagree with his (Steve Chang's) assertion that Android is inherently more vulnerable "Because" it is open source.
There are many more "Good willed" people looking at its source code on a daily basis, than "Bad ones".
And as such, more people reviewing its code means that it's less likely that vulnerabilities will make their way in.
This concept extends over from Open Source projects like the Linux kernel.

Besides, they can implement "Sandboxing" and such just as easily.
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I disagree with his (Steve Chang's) assertion that Android is inherently more vulnerable "Because" it is open source.
There are many more "Good willed" people looking at its source code on a daily basis, than "Bad ones".
And as such, more people reviewing its code means that it's less likely that vulnerabilities will make their way in.
This concept extends over from Open Source projects like the Linux kernel.

Besides, they can implement "Sandboxing" and such just as easily.
To be honest, Android probably isn't as secure... but that's half the appeal. If it was watertight, we wouldn't have so much custom stuff!

I believe Trend Micro are correct (if not pointing out the obvious).
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FYI Trend Micro has a "Mobile Security" app on the Android Market. Only $4/year
    
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To be honest, Android probably isn't as secure... but that's half the appeal. If it was watertight, we wouldn't have so much custom stuff!

I believe Trend Micro are correct (if not pointing out the obvious).
Just to clarify, I'm not submitting that Android is as secure or more secure than iOS; on the contrary, I would agree that it Is likely to be less secure.
That being so, I am however of the opinion that it has little to do with the fact that it's Open Source and more to do with its inherent design.
Edited by Trigunflame - 1/13/11 at 10:14am
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Originally Posted by Trigunflame View Post
I disagree with his (Steve Chang's) assertion that Android is inherently more vulnerable "Because" it is open source.
There are many more "Good willed" people looking at its source code on a daily basis, than "Bad ones".
And as such, more people reviewing its code means that it's less likely that vulnerabilities will make their way in.
This concept extends over from Open Source projects like the Linux kernel.

Besides, they can implement "Sandboxing" and such just as easily.
I agree completely. That logic is terribly flawed.


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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
FYI Trend Micro has a "Mobile Security" app on the Android Market. Only $4/year
For sure.

Also, comparing security of different OSs is a pretty poor way to measure security. Even so, it entirely believable that a sandbox/Unix derivative would have better security but this article is fail by itself.
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Is anyone ever going to believe anything from an AV company that fails almost every test that it is products are put up against?
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