SECURITY COMPARISON BETWEEN IOS AND ANDROID: WHICH ARE MORE VULNERABLE FOR ENTERPRISE

SECURITY COMPARISON BETWEEN IOS AND ANDROID WHICH ARE MORE VULNERABLE FOR ENTERPRISE

Apple has kept malware out of its App Store but not iOS devices, same with its Android competitors, are still vulnerable to all sorts of attacks. iOS might not be the magnet for malware that Android has become, but that doesn’t make it fundamentally more secure than the Google OS in the enterprise.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has stabbed enjoyable at Google for Android’s division turning devices into a “toxic hellstew of vulnerabilities”, but in a new report from Marble Security, the company contends that “neither iOS nor Android is inherently more secure than the other”.

Apple’s tighter switch over application, dissemination has pretty much kept it free of malware, while the same can’t be said for Google Play despite its Bouncer technology, though most Android malware still originates from third-party app stores.

Also, Apple’s OS update practices mean that five months after releasing iOS 7, 80% of its users’ devices were running the most updated edition. Kit-Kat, the latest edition of Android, now runs on 13.6% of Android phones.

Even though the changes, when it originates to bring your own device (BYOD), either Android or iOS carry similar risks to the enterprise.

The attack faces of iOS & android stand mostly the same, the company added, including malicious apps, SMS or through compromised Wi-Fi hotspots.

While Android apps could be installed from lots of equipment’s, the firm also arguments that non-jailbroken devices can escape Apple’s walled garden-and do so to access enterprise app stores-via third-party testing apps such as TestFlight. Especially, Apple developed that application before this year.

Certain of the core threats corporate to both stands come in the form of phishing attacks, especially in an enterprise environment where an attacker had gained access to the corporate directory and then sent SMS messages or email to targets.

The corporation also points out a threat that could be introduced through mobile device management profiles, which can be delivered to an iOS device via a website.

“This attack strategy requires a user to visit a web page on their iPhone or iPad. If that consumer installs an aggressive configuration profile, then the enterprise is at risk for capturing traffic, fake application setting, cultured phishing & APTs,” it said.

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