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Greater dev access to iOS 8 will put us AT RISK from HACKERS

RyokuMas Silver badge
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"One reason iOS is erroneously perceived to be more secure than Android"

It's this kind of denial that only increases the average Android user's vulnerability.

Almost All Mobile Malware Targets Android Says F-Secure

You can't have your cake and eat it. It's great that Android is as open as it is (although it would be better still if we saw more viable competing forks of the AOSP), but it's that very openness that makes it an easy target for malware authors.

Rather than get all defensive and tribal, wouldn't it be better for those who are that supportive of Android to accept that it is vulnerable and work to better educate the general users in order to minimise their chances of succumbing to the kind of social engineering attacks that make malware so prevalent on this platform?

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