Apple iOS vs. Google Android: It comes down to security

By , Network World |  Mobile & Wireless, Android, android phones

Which is more secure, mobile devices based on Google Android or Apple iOS? It's not just a theoretical question to IT professionals making decisions about the future use of smartphones and tablets in the enterprise.

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Apple's locked-down approach in iOS has given it something of an edge in the debate, especially since Android's more open platform is being targeted by malware writers. Hardly a week goes by that security vendors hunting Android malware don't remind us of the growing tally, as Trend Micro recently did it claiming that Android malware surged this year from 30,000 specimens in June to almost 175,000 in September.

 

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