Quoted in elconfidencial.com about security of Android and iOS









“”No mobile platform is fully secure as both are almost closed to security software developers.


The cybercriminals have no ethical barriers when it comes to develop and distribute software.


They can root the devices, use social engineering to spread the apps, don’t need to use the official stores, request a lot of permissions so that they achieve their goal in the easiest way and with the maximum effect.


The security software developers on the other hand side have to obey strict ethical rules, must use only official APIs and must go through the entire process of certifying and approving an app in the official stores.


This is true for both Apple and Android. As long as they try to make the OS secure using “security through obscurity” (preventing the developers to use official methods to protect the devices) , it will not be possible to offer security comparable to that on Windows for these devices.””


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Sorin Mustaca
Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since year 2000 in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is an independent IT Security Consultant focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .

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