71% of Android Users Affected by Malware in 2013, Compared to Only 14% for iOS

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  1. RaduTyrsina

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    Philip Schiller is the senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple and a prominent figure in Apple’s public presentations. Yesterday, he has tweeted a link to Cisco’s 2014 Annual Security Report which shows that mobile malware is becoming much more present on Android compared to any other platform. The report says the following:

    According to Cisco’s data, 99% of the web malware targeted Android last year and 71% of Android users came into contact with web-related malware. This number is much lower with iOS users, at only 14%. So, it’s obvious why Schiller has tweeted this. Last year, Schiller tweeted a link to another security report that said 79% of malware targeted Android in 2012. The Cisco report barely mentions Apple, Mac or the iOS platform in its report, which is a good thing and means that Apple manages to protect the security of your iOS devices against malware.

    Source: iPhoneForums
     
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    Android users be like: Sacrifices must be made!!!

    Has any android users heard of the saying: Better safe than sorry?
     
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    Did you notice that the figures are 71% of web deliverd malware was for android users and 14% for iOs users. Its not 71% of android users and 14% of iOS users.

    What is the ratio of android users to iOS users?

    However the 99% figure for targeting Android is alarming.
     
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    That's scary.

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    * The platform has a high number of users
    * Users can install any app from any source, including sideloading
    * Anyone can create an app to perform any task and have users sideload said app

    I'm guessing that Google either doesn't see how dangerous this is, or they don't care. If they don't recognize the inherent danger in such a system, then I wouldn't trust my information to it. If they don't care, well.. you get the picture.
     
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    I don't even know why people get android. Even the windows store is becoming better than google play......

    Windows is becoming better than android right now. Apple haters say that apples service is bad. But if you look at the fact googles servicrbis the worse.

    Sent from my android phone that took me a hour because of the terrible keyboard.....
     
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    In my 5+ years with Android on phones and tablets, I have never been affected by any malware after-effects. Since Android doesn't have the same restrictions and control freakishness over its users like iOS does, I'm not surprised that the risk of having malware using Android exists. Both operating systems have pros and cons. I think despite the malware risk, Android gives the user a bit more FREEDOM than what iOS does.
     
  8. Ser Aphim

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    What is the point of flexibility? So you can hide icons? Pirate apps? Its not important and the "FREEDOM" you are saying is one of the reasons why android is unstable.

    Sent from my sucky android phone that took me a hour to finish this reply because of the terrible keyboard.
     
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    Freedom? It lets you customize this and that, but that is NOT FREEDOM. And clearly not everyone wants to spend their time freakishly customizing every thing under the sun. By the way, these arguments have been made and heard over and over. This is an iPad forum. There are plenty of other sites where you can repeat over and over what you think the benefits of Android are.
     
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    I own both an iPad and an Android device. I didn't realize this was a "how dare you speak about anything else other than Apple!!!" forum. There are benefits to BOTH Android and Apple. Why the heck do I have to swear allegiance to ONE company? If you think Apple is not restrictive, then you're living in a fantasy world. Otherwise, the option to do more with your iPhone wouldn't be labeled as "JAILBREAK".
     

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