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iPhone more vulnerable than Android, BB, and WP combined

0. phoneArena 26 Mar 2013, 14:17 posted on

Security is always a hot topic with mobile platforms, but most of the time the focus is on Android and the malware issues that exist for the platform if you don't use the Google Play Store. But, a new study shows that maybe we should pay more attention to the iPhone's security issues, because the study claims that the iPhone has more security vulnerabilities than Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone combined...

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posted on 26 Mar 2013, 14:19 7

1. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Will we be able to keep this civilized?

It's hard to believe BGR will have an article for this though.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 15:03 15

20. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


IT JUST WORKS!

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 15:07 6

22. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14182; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


It does. I think this little study or finding is inaccurate. Now if you mean more vulnerable to physical theft then yeah. iPhones are the most stolen phones out of any smartphone.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 15:11 38

23. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


truth hurts doesn't it?

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 15:16 16

26. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Or maybe it has to do with the recent blizzard of lock screen hacks.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 15:18 1

28. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Which ones? The ones for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note II or the Sony Xperia Z?

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 17:23 20

43. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


No, the 5 or 6 on the iPhone.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 19:25 4

57. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


The one for the iPhone.....

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 15:52 8

34. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


I remember 2010 Apple OS for desktop was considered most vulnerable. Not surprising to find this on same lines ... in 2010 i thin k it was bitdefender who had published the finding ...

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 16:24 10

40. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


But then of course Mxy a 2nd grader could come up with a survey about android being the worst and you would undoubtedly say it is beyond reproach.

All electronics have pros and cons, even your precious iPhone. Serously, is there a name for what is wrong with you and your tunnel vision about Apple?????

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 16:41 7

42. lyndon420 (Posts: 4559; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Yes. They are referred to as iDiots.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 17:25 15

44. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Apple Maps!
Do not disturb!
Hackable lock screen!
Bendable frame!

IT JUST WORKS!

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 17:30 3

46. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Yeah well, noobcake, that's not what they're talking about. Perhaps you should read back over paragraph #2. Here.......

"The study was conducted by SourceFire, which analyzed vulnerabilities from the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) data and National Vulnerability Database (NVD) over the past 25 years. Yves Younan, senior research engineer at SourceFire's Vulnerabilities Research Team and author of the report, said that the results were "surprising", especially since despite Apple constantly releasing security fixes with each update, CVE continue to grow year over year."

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 18:17 3

54. tedkord (Posts: 12225; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Spinning like a top.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 19:19 12

56. tedkord (Posts: 12225; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


2012:

iOS - 86 vulnerabilities
Android - 6 vulnerabilities

'nuff said.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 21:26 2

63. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


Fanboy. Understand English and accept your little iPhone isn't the best smartphone. :)

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 00:58 4

64. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


"iPhone's are the most stolen phones out of any smartphone" ?! You kidding me bro?! I'd rather get a BlackBerry Z10 instead.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 11:11 2

73. McLTE (Posts: 874; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


BRO.. it's a fact. iPhones have the highest resale value of any phone.. hence they get stolen far more than any other.

It doesn't matter what YOU'd rather get.. people still clamor for the iPhone, so until their resale value comes down, they'll keep getting stolen more than others.

Having said that.. I'd never buy an iPhone on contract, let alone used.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 11:45 1

74. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yeah, I know. In most of the peoples, they think that iPhones are like a gold. For me, I think other phones are more "golder" than the iPhone.

Why I hate the iPhone? Because their design always remain the same. Why I don't like Apple? Because they are greedy, they always love to sue other manufacturers. :)

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 02:08 4

67. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You think it's inaccurate, eh?

Since the study brought proof of its findings, it's now up to you to provide a good goddamn reason why it's wrong.

The funny thing is, you know you can't. This is just your idiocy jumping out of your mouth when you have nothing backing it up.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 07:02 1

70. taikucing (unregistered)


How the hell is that study inaccurate? Who are you trying to be an expert? Are you better than those people (engineer)?

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 17:36 6

48. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


http://goo.gl/7Em6V
For those who don't want to sign up.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 18:06 7

53. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Awesome! I'll change the link in the article.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 14:20

2. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Explain

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Eight-of-the-top-ten-devices-activated-for-enterprise-use-in-Q4-were-Apple-devices_id40276

the article is also listing all the vulnerabilities from the past 25 years.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 14:24 10

5. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


easy... companies don't research enough about this type of investment... so they choose popular demand... or what they thinks is best...

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 14:26 5

7. Aeires (unregistered)


Agreed. There's more to the selection process than just security. Case in point, the hospital I work at is looking at tablets, and apps are a big factor in what gets purchased.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 15:05

21. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Well in that case, they should go for iPads I imagine... I think there are way more medical apps and tools for them...

But for a regular office enterprise, I would think a Galaxy Note 10.1 or an Asus Transformer would probably be better...

But at the end I think that on the office the Surface or Windows base will do better...

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 07:20

71. Aeires (unregistered)


They'll probably go with the iPad for the apps and partly because so many residents use iPhones.

The IT guy reviewing them is an Android user so he's at least trying to keep the discussion open instead of falling into group think. We also have computer deals because we buy in bulk so getting Windows tablets isn't too far a stretch either.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 14:28 6

8. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


One in every three child born today is Asian.
Majority of Asians live in Asia.
Explain.

This is you.

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 14:29 1

9. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Wrong math broseph.

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