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Android vs iPhone: Comparison of Security Models

Jun 29, 2010, 10:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shantanu Goel)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"Android and iPhone OS (iOS) have been at loggerheads for quite some time now. This is a take on which has a better security model to protect its users. I thought of writing it up because there have been a lot of discussions around me lately about which platform is more secure and I keep repeating the same points over and over at every one of them, so thought that in future I'll just point them to this page :P

"Disclaimer:

"A. I don't guarantee this post to be absolutely correct as I'm no security researcher or expert but I do have some interest in this field and I've been a developer for some time now on different architectures and OSs especially at OS/driver level and that too in the mobile devices field, so I "might" actually be right about a few things here and there..

"B. I'm an android user myself but not of the fanboy variety. I'll be happy to switch camps any day I get something that appeals to me better. I have love and hate points for almost all platforms available but I'm using android because "for me" it's love points slightly outnumber the hate points."

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