Saturday, June 21, 2014

Android and iOS both have security risks

When it comes to enterprise security, most often the platform used behind the company's network is rarely a compelling argument, a report from a security company shows. From a regular user's standpoint, iOS offers more security thanks to Apple's controlled app distribution and limitations imposed to the operating system. On the other hand, Android users have more resources to pull the apps from, hence they're exposed to a higher security. If the user downloads the resources from reputable places, the danger is greatly mitigated. However, a threat report around the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) theme, released by Marble Security, shows that in an enterprise environment, neither operating system "is inherently more secure than the other." The report explains that despite Apple's tight app distribution control, a non-jailbroken iOS device can still download software from enterprise app market places, through various testing apps and programs. <more>

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