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bbrks

macrumors 65816
Dec 17, 2013
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No please, not again

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Floris

macrumors 68020
Sep 7, 2007
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Always something :) Next bad thing apple does and the forum has "i can't believe apple, im switching to android" threads will pop up :) We will see how the unencrypted kernel is going to end up for apple.
 
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timeconsumer

macrumors 68020
Aug 1, 2008
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Savor

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Jun 18, 2010
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#TheFappening

60 Minutes shows how easily it is to hack into a phone....
 

Savor

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Jun 18, 2010
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Higher installed base, higher vulnerability. Hackers have already exploited iPhones with jailbreaking since 2007, so how could anyone believe any platform is more safer than the other? You read articles from websites thinking of more security when hackers can spy through your front cam and invade your privacy as you read this.

People want security when they leave fingerprints all over the net with personal information. It is like putting #8086 as your PIN code because you read four years ago it was the rarest used from an article. After people read it, now it becomes more common and less insecure. So why bother using #8086 when someone is already telling you it is the rarest used? Don't be so gullible, McFly!

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I7guy

macrumors Nehalem
Nov 30, 2013
34,395
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Gotta be in it to win it
What zero day vulnerabilities actually exist for iOS 9.3.3? Sure no platform is safe through social engineering and sure some malware has slipped through the App Store but not as prevalent as android. At this point Apple has made iOS a fairly secure platform to where even the government needs help hacking older versions.

If you leave your house keys under the front door and a thief finds them and enters your house, do you blame the lock manufacturer?
 
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Shanghaichica

macrumors G5
Apr 8, 2013
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UK
99% of the time you hear about Android malware, it's either from apps that were side loaded or from a Chinese app store. If you stick to Google Play, you're about as safe as you are with the iOS App Store.
Google are not as rigorous in screening apps as Apple are. There is quite a lot of malware in the play store. However I think the average user is safe enough. I would still use a virus scanner on an android device.
 

decafjava

macrumors 603
Feb 7, 2011
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Geneva
Well, at least the Op posted an article from Ars Technica, which is pretty reliable and which examines advantages/shortcomings of both Android and ios.
 
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