Security expert Kaspersky says iOS and Android are the most vulnerable platforms

The CEO of Kaspersky, Eugene Kaspersky, said during a conference held in Australia that Windows Phone is a safer platform than iOS and Android. While he says that the most dangerous scenario is with the iPhone, it also is less probable because of the closed nature of iOS. "Criminals are obsessed with iOS and there are many, many vulnerabilities," noted the security expert...
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41 Comments

8. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Anything you can jailbreak or root is already less secure than something you can't. That said, it's the same arms race between programmers it's always been.

18. z31k_3

Posts: 27; Member since: May 06, 2011

Sounds like he is eventually going to peddle some type of "security app."

21. Kratos7

Posts: 62; Member since: May 15, 2015

WP FTW !

22. aldridhl

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

haha I don't know if this is a win for us... maybe it just means we aren't significant enough to be a target.. lol we are the 2%!!!!

26. Scott93274

Posts: 6034; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, I don't know enough about the mobile platform to be judgmental about security, but yeah, market share is a little lacking.

31. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Duh windows is more secure than android and ios. Microsoft keeps their s**t in check. I know xbox has been hacked before but nothing bad happened like people having their credit card info stolen.

34. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

why didnt he mention BB OS, its even more secure than WP Security Ranking as follow: BB OS > BB10 > WP > Android / iOS

44. iroel

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

May be because of BB is dead :lol

37. nancystuart

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

hackers have grown quite powerful as of late. If they get their hands on your data, then only God can save you. Prevention is always better than cure. My friend's account was hacking, probably through a public wifi, and all her funds were stolen, Therefore it is suggested that one should always use a VPN, Ivacy for instance, inorder to protect one's identity and data.

40. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I think the biggest security concern is the way Android, iOS and WP are integrating multiple types of devices. It is just a matter of time before hackers come up with something that cannot be easily detected or stopped and can infect all your devices. It really already exists the problem is getting it on a device without human interaction or touching the device. BlackBerry does have Blend that lets your PC or tablet interact with your phone. But it is only in use when you connect devices. Where Apple and Google are always exchanging information and presenting a large target in the cloud.

43. iroel

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

The quoted words is really don't make sense reason. There're some anti virus in the app store from known desktop AV provider (McAffe, symantec, Trend Micro). Of course, there's no kaspersky there. Getting anti virus on phone doesn't mean it's secure. Secure mobile phone must be followed by good user's behaviour (install only necessary and trusted app, no much browsing to malware site, etc), not just AV software. Apple protect its platform by only allowing trusted and well tested app on their app store, make it less malware app in the store. Why we need AV on phone which is make it run slower? WP is the most secure? How come? Last time I use WP is only 6 month. There're more malware app in the market rather than apple app store. Moreover, very few support from well known company, like facebook and google. The worst thing when your WP device get stolen, you'll lose your control. Of course, you'll get solution by installing kaspersky for this matter :lol
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