Android and iOS Security

by Jeremiah Everett
Oct. 2, 2017 1 comment Infosecwriters Apps & Hardening

This paper will discuss security for the Android OS and Apple's iOS. So for a little background we will look at when Android and iOS were first released. Android was released to the public on the HTC Dream in October of 2008, and Apple’s iOS came out in March of 2008. Since the time of release more and more malware has been created and need for better security has been realized. In the article Android Security: A Survey of Issues, Malware Penetration, and Defenses, they state that increased popularity of the Android device and associated monetary benefits attracted malware developers, and this resulted in a big rise of Android malware apps between 2010 and 2014.

Irina Alexandra Negrii 7 months ago

While all mobile devices have inherent security risks, Android has more vulnerabilities because of its inherent open-source nature, the slow pace with which users update the OS and a lack of proper app vetting.