OS X vs iOS...is one more secure then the other?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DazzlaUK, May 31, 2015.

  1. DazzlaUK macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2014
    If one was to keep important files on either a MacBook Pro or an iPhone 6, both with the latest software updates. Would one be a more "secure" solution than the other? By secure I am referring to whether someone who has access to the device can get into the data.

    I was under the assumption that it would be the OS X powered MBP as you can use FileVault to encrypt the data. Also, assuming the iPhone is more likely to be lost or stolen, it may be less secure in that sense.

    Is this true? Or are they both relatively the same?

    I realize this may be a totally redundant question but one of my colleagues was asking me this and I myself am curious to know what MR thinks! I tried searching the web and could not find an answer.
  2. Sydde macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2009
    I would expect that the iCloud backup option could leave the data on an iPhone somewhat vulnerable, but if you do not turn that on, you are probably in pretty good shape. There are also NAS-capable apps that might be able to let you store data off the iPhone, which is very secure when the NAS device is powered off.

    So far, OS X is pretty secure. However, Ars reports a vulnerability in all Macs prior to the latest models which is absolutely terrifying, at least as I see it.
  3. McDLT macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2006

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