Eric Schmidt says Android is more secure than iOS

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Brandon263, Oct 7, 2013.

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    Here we go again:

    :rolleyes:

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/7/4814422/eric-schmidt-says-android-is-more-secure-than-iphone
     
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    Jessica Lares

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    Oops. :rolleyes:

     
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    chagla

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    contrary to popular beliefs, its not like the moment you use Windows PC you are infested with viruses and malwares. same with Android. it's always the USER/YOU. YOU have to do something to get a malicious software on your computer or devices.

    so how is it device security deficiency? where's the talk about user responsibility?

    i can encrypt my Android phone. i can encrypt my storage. i dont have this malware issue on my android. why not? Its because i get my apps from legitimate sources like Google play store and Amazon. my god if people simply remembered this, android wouldn't get a bad reputation. its just like the warez programs on PC. uninformed users download pirated/malware APKs from websites, install on their phone -> Android gets a bad reputation. yes, this makes a lot of sense.
     
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    I think to really define "more secure," you really need to first define the metric by which you're measuring security.

    It looks like Android has had less vulnerabilities over it's life:
    http://www.cvedetails.com/vulnerability-list/vendor_id-1224/product_id-19997/Google-Android.html

    http://www.cvedetails.com/vulnerability-list/vendor_id-49/product_id-15556/Apple-Iphone-Os.html

    On the other hand, the ability to side-load applications on stock Android poses a huge security risk, but as chagla pointed out, the responsibility here falls on the user.
     
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    Technarchy

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    Let's say Eric is right, considering he was laughed at would indicate there is a significant perception issue when it comes to android security.
     
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