Your iPhone is far safer from hackers and nasty worms than their Android counterparts, with security software provider Trend Micro claiming that phones running the Google-designed OS were more vulnerable to attacks.
Trend Micro chairman Steve Change recently told Bloomberg Businessweek that because Android is open source hackers can more easily understand the underlying architecture and source code.
“We have to give credit to Apple, because they are very careful about it,” he said “It’s impossible for certain types of viruses to operate on the iPhone.”
Google responded to Chang’s comments by pointing out that by using any computing device, users are obliged to entrust information to developers; “Android has taken steps to inform users of this trust relationship and to limit the amount of trust a user must grant to any given application developer.”
Apple, on the other hand, closely monitors developer contributions to the App Store, which, according to PC World, is an approach the Amazon Android App Store will be taking when it launches later in 2011.