“Apple iPhones are drubbing their Android counterparts on the mobile security front, say Atredis Partners founders Shawn Moyer and Josh Thomas,” Allison Gatlin reports for Investor’s Business Daily. “‘Not that many (Android users) are on the newest release of the OS (operating system),’ Thomas said. ‘It’s like Windows 95 out in the wild… People are saying Apple is winning security. This is one reason why.'”
“The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant is better at pushing updates, Thomas and Moyer told a several-hundred-thick crowd Wednesday at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas. Apple’s users, too, are better trained to accept those updates,” Gatlin reports. “Android’s security posture depends on ‘obsolescence,’ Thomas said… Users of Android, a much-used open-source operating system developed by Alphabet unit Google, are left more vulnerable.”
Gatlin reports, “That’s because the Android market is vastly more fragmented than Apple’s.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Now to be fair, this is only because Android is an inferior product peddled to cheapskate tech illiterates who do not value their privacy and/or who are unable to recognize a half-assed knockoff from the revolutionary original.
Android is a BlackBerry clone that was hastily rejiggered at the last minute to mimic iPhone in a panic by Google. Obviously, mistakes were made and corners were cut.
So, the Android rush-job is a privacy and security nightmare. It’s a fragmented morass. It’s too many cooks in the kitchen. It’s crap-by-committee lowest-common-denominator junk.
If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone.
And anyone who rewards blatant thieves by settling for Android garbage deserves their fate.
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