Behind the Curtain on Android vs. iOS – We believe we have found a real hot button for our readers and subscribers; securing private information. That’s one reason why we published a new report. You’ll find many practical and useful tips in The Complete Guide to Computer Security… for Mere Mortals. The security and privacy of your personal information is within your control.
Planning and information gathering has already begun for a 2016 version of The Complete Guide to Computer Security… for Mere Mortals. We plan to add a section on security for mobile devices. Which leads us directly to the debate about Android vs. iOS decisions.
In order to prepare to become conversant on Android devices I recently looked into the purchase of an Android device. That way I could start to download VPN software and security software to test and evaluate. I found a device bundle with a tablet of a reasonable size, Bluetooth speakers, headphones, and something else I don’t remember. The price was around $75 USD. Way cheaper than my iOS tablet; an iPad Air 2. Then I started peeking behind the curtain to figure out why the Android device was SO MUCH cheaper than my iPad Air 2.
What Mr. Cluley describes is exactly what I found. Cheap Android devices are cheaper than iOS devices because they cannot (easily, if at all…) be upgraded. That makes them a throwaway device. You want to upgrade to the latest version of the OS, buy another device. Higher priced Android devices may be easier to upgrade, but not necessarily. It is still up to the vendor and supplier to make any Android OS updates available to their customers. Typically they don’t.
Mr. Cluley ended his article with this summary, “Millions of Android users deserve better than this.” Keeping up-to-date with a changing mobile operating system is critical to keeping your private information secure. Be careful to not get stuck with a device that has an ancient operating system with as many wholes as a brick of Swiss cheese.
Also, don’t be afraid to peek behind the curtain and really research the situation with mobile devices. Your private information needs to be secure!
All thanks and credit for the above article must go to the Graham Cluley at GrahamCluley.com. He is a terrific resource on computer security and I follow his work everyday.
After informing yourself about the real world issues, by peeking behind the curtain, you will find many practical and useful tips in The Complete Guide to Computer Security… for Mere Mortals. The security and privacy of your personal information is within your control. Read the report and start to protect yourself now.
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