Thursday, January 13, 2011

Google's Android More Vulnerable Than iPhone, Says Trend Micro


huffingtonpost.com

According to Trend Micro Inc., the world's largest corporate security software provider, devices running Google's Android mobile operating software are more vulnerable to hackers and viruses than are Apple's iPhone devices.

During a recent interview in Taipei, Trend Micro chairman Steve Chang told Businessweek about Android's potentially dangerous security flaw: Android is open-source, which means the hacker can also understand the underlying architecture and source code [...] We have to give credit to Apple, because they are very careful about it. [...] Apple has a sandbox concept that isolates the platform, which prevents certain viruses that want to replicate themselves or decompose and recompose to avoid virus scanners.

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