Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Feb 2014 23:35 UTC

Google's Android head, Sundar Pichai, on security (original in French):

We cannot guarantee that Android is designed to be safe, the format was designed to give more freedom. When people talk about 90% of malware for Android, they must of course take into account the fact that it is the most popular operating system in the world. If I had a company dedicated to malware, I would also be addressing my attacks on Android.

Malware authors may be writing a lot of malware for Android, but they're not very good at it - less than 0.001% of all application installations on Android (in and outside of Google Play) penetrate Android's security.

In other words, this is a complete non-issue - no matter how often antivirus companies and certain bloggers drum it up.

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RE[3]: Already told
by JAlexoid on Sat 1st Mar 2014 13:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Already told"
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If you dismiss his facts because you don't like his opinion, that's where bias becomes damning.

There are facts and there are cherry-picked facts.
And lies like "the only sort of software where Android leads iOS in third-party developer support". You take that lie as a fact and tell us that we dismiss his "facts" because of opinion? No, Gruber is just that - fanboi.

So if honest developers consider iOS more fertile ground, why should dishonest developers be any different?

Your assumption is that iOS users are safer by default and nefarious individuals/groups don't use a different attack vector for iOS users...

And yet Cydia doesn't seem to have much of a problem, either.

Cydia is used mostly by nerds and geeks that are a bad target for malware writers.

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