Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Apr 2013 12:25 UTC
Apple "Last Friday, The Verge revealed the existence of a dead-simple URL-based hack that allowed anyone to reset your Apple ID password with just your email address and date of birth. Apple quickly shut down the site and closed the security hole before bringing it back online. The conventional wisdom is that this was a run-of-the-mill software security issue. [...] It isn't. It's a troubling symptom that suggests Apple's self-admittedly bumpy transition from a maker of beautiful devices to a fully-fledged cloud services provider still isn't going smoothly. Meanwhile, your Apple ID password has come a long way from the short string of characters you tap to update apps on your iPhone. It now offers access to Apple's entire ecosystem of devices, stores, software, and services."
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RE[2]: Ongoing improvements
by Nelson on Tue 2nd Apr 2013 03:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Ongoing improvements"
Nelson
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And? Hate to break it to you, but "malmware" [sic] still makes it into the app store, despite the supposed infallibility of Apple's approval process. So compared to Android, iOS has severely limited functionality - and all you get for that tradeoff is a false sense of security. Now THERE's a value proposition!


Sure, it gets in everywhere, but I don't think you can deny that Android has a significantly bigger malware problem than the other platforms.

I'm unsure how Apple gives you a false sense of security, because I wasn't aware that this was related to the specific type of security issues that curated app stores mitigate.



So... your point is that OS updates are more difficult with a diverse platform like Android, compared to a single-vendor monoculture like iOS? Stop the presses!


No one cares about the excuse, only what actually is. The current case is that Android devices are sometimes shut out from critical security patches over carrier politics.

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