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Infographic: Android vs. iOS mobile security

This infographic shows the security features of Android and iOS mobile devices, including their strengths and weaknesses.

With the dominance of iOS and the rising popularity of Android devices in the mobile marketplace, the security of these devices is a growing concern and focus for smartphone users. This infographic, courtesy of Veracode, Inc., examines the security features of Android and iOS, and also takes a look at their strengths and weaknesses.

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4 comments
Regulus
Regulus

As previously noted. Someone obviously went to a lot of work creating this (and previously, other) Infographics. It / they look very nice. Until you try to read them. I have a 24" screen and still have to scroll all over to read the darn thing. Please, either break them up into usable / readable segments or go back to making some kind of graph / chart.

jfuller05
jfuller05

I thought it was going to be a more in-depth post. Helpful none the less though to those who are new to security.

Jensen G
Jensen G

Re: the recommendation to "use mobile security software" on either iOS or Android: on iOS at least, what 3rd party solution is there that would actually make your handset more secure, and that everyone should install? I think this is a poor recommendation based on knowledge of existing apps and the current state of iOS security.

ed
ed

But don't make them into a slide show!

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