Android application security
Posted Feb 7, 2009 19:41 UTC (Sat) by jwb
In reply to: Android application security
Parent article: Android application security
Unlike the iPhone App Store, Android applications are not vetted before being placed into the Android Market.
I think that's FUD. You hold up Apple as a positive example, and then you portray Android in a bad light because they don't follow the Apple example. But the fact is that the iPhone is the least secure mobile platform by a huge margin. Any iPhone application can do whatever the hell it wants, and "jailbreaking" is just a fancy word for exploitation of the platform's numerous gaping security holes. Their attempt to socially enforce security rules by bottlenecking application distribution is just a whitewash over their horrible security record.
By contrast both Android and BlackBerry have functioning technical security defenses. They should be applauded for having these security features, even if in Android's case those features are faulty and in need of fixing.
to post comments)