Wednesday, September 28, 2022

“Android has 50 times more malware than iOS”

Apple opposes app sideloading by all means.

Under Android, Apple said in a new letter to the US Senate Judiciary Committee, users can obtain and download the app from any source. The result is a bigger threat to Android users than malware.

Apple already sent the letter on March 3, as it has now become known. warning letter signed Timothy Powderly, Apple’s senior director of government affairs. In it, Powderly rejected the opinion of security expert Bruce Schneier, who claimed that “security concerns about sideloading” were “unfounded”.

“The Android ecosystem has 50 times more malware than iOS”

Schneier confuses sideloading techniques and facts in his analysis. Apple summarizes:

“Given our general respect for Mr. Schneier, these allegations are particularly disappointing. In our experience, the task of bringing pioneering security and privacy to a modern computing platform with billions of devices is one of the most complex and challenging engineering and policy-engineering efforts. One, and much of that work can be easily misunderstood. Schneier’s letter underscores that even talented researchers who haven’t worked on major problems in this field can confuse problems. “

"Android has 50 times more malware than iOS"

Apple points to several examples of third-party app stores that will contain malware-infected apps and apps. How Android software spy on user data. All examples showed “massive Android security vulnerabilities after sideloading”.

Nation World News cited Apple’s letter to law enforcement:

“In the Android ecosystem, which has 50 times more malware than iOS, Nokia found that while Android applications can be downloaded from almost anywhere, this is still a major concern, as many applications work, But they are trojanized.

In Nokia’s 2021 threat report, Android devices accounted for 50.31% of all infected devices, followed by Windows devices at 23.1% and macOS devices at 9.2%. iOS devices made up such a small percentage that they weren’t even listed separately as falling under “Other”.

“We consider this a breakthrough in protecting our iPhone users”

Apple on the motivation to roll out verification processes relying on anti-tracking and robust data protection:

“We consider this a breakthrough in protecting our users. None of this would be possible with third-party App Stores,” Apple said.

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