One of the main stigmas that has dragged Android from the beginning is the alleged lack of security, at least compared to other proprietary operating systems such as the one provided by Apple. And is that despite the multiple patches and updates developed by Google quite often, the reality is that third - party apps available on Google Play are a scourge for them, especially if they are compared with the stability of iOS.
As expected, the Android security director, Adrian Ludwig, disagrees:
FOR MOST MODELS - SUCH AS PIXEL - LEVEL PLATFORM, ANDROID SECURITY IS ALMOST IDENTICAL TO THE IPHONE. AND SOON WE WILL BE EVEN BETTER THAN THEM.
Apparently, his team is working on a security product called Safety Net, aimed at facilitating their work, currently scans 400 million devices and more than 6 billion apps every day and, according to their numbers less than 1% Android smartphones are affected by potentially harmful app thanks to its good performance. Its operation would follow the patterns of the safety net built in iOS to ensure that its terminals are immune to malware.
However, the reality is that last year showed that Android hack was possible because some critical bugs, although still not been carried out effectively. The basic problem remains the same: Google has a lot to do with developers and manufacturers to standardize a free platform, because that freedom is the gateway to malware.
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