Who is safer for IOS and Android? Believe that even Android users will vote for the former, but now the Android security director does not think so, he claimed that Google’s operating system security is no worse than IOS, only better!
In the 2017 Android Security review, Google announced that it was already ahead of its rivals in terms of security because, in 2017 years, the Android system introduced a lot of safeguards, many of which even led the industry.
The Android security director, David Kleidermacher, told CNBC explicitly that the Android security is now comparable to IOS. But he was very restrained in his speech: “Without naming it, the Android system is now as safe and even better as its rivals.” ”
In an interview with CNBC, however, Kleidermacher admitted a problem with Android: Google had to send software updates to a number of Android handset makers, such as Samsung and Huawei, when someone spotted Android’s system vulnerabilities. They are then urged to provide security updates as soon as possible, but even so, this process often takes a long time, or some vendors will not listen to Google, security updates? It doesn’t exist!
More importantly, Android’s open features give users 100% free choice to download apps from outside Google play, so Android users tend to inadvertently download many malware.
But Kleidermacher said the Android platform’s “Google play Protect” can solve the problem effectively, not only will it be able to review the app, but it will also detect apps downloaded from other platforms, if it finds harmful A PP, they are automatically deleted. So even if there are flaws in the front of Android, it can be easily blocked. Unfortunately, this function does not work for us at all.
Even Google’s reports suggest that Android’s open-source approach may be more secure than Apple’s closed-source code. As a global open source project, Android has a developer community that can help uncover deep vulnerabilities and quickly process them, which is clearly more efficient than a closed source project.