Android is now as secure as the iPhone: Google Security Engineer

In a recent interview talking about the level of security, Adrian Ludwig, the director of security at Android told Motherboard that the Google Pixel and the iPhone are equal when it comes to security.


If someone tells a security enthusiast that an Android smartphone is more secure than an iPhone, there are chances that he or she may simply laugh it off.

For years, Android phones have been known to be vulnerable when it comes to security compared to the iPhone. But, folks at Android have been trying their best to shed off this tag of being a less secure platform. In a recent interview, talking about the level of security, Adrian Ludwig, the director of security at Android told Motherboard that the Google Pixel and the iPhone are equal when it comes to security.

He said that the security level is 'nearly identical' when it comes to 'almost all threat models'. He further went on to add that Android will soon be better.

“In the long term, the open ecosystem of Android is going to put it in a much better place,” he reportedly added further. But, hasn't Android been around for almost eight years already? The hiccups of openness and fragmentation continue to exist.

At the O'Reilly Security Conference, Ludwig also spoke about Android's built-in Safety Net that is capable of scanning 400 million devices per day and also check through 6 billion apps/day. He went on to say that very few Android devices have malware, rather he even said that the number is limited to less than one percent.

While some of the past reports also question the iOS security, Google's Android  has more to worry about.

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