Google says “Android security has matured”, hackers are difficult and expensive to high severity exploits
Which platform is more secure, iOS or Android? I believe that even Android users will vote for their own vote, but the current Android security chief does not think so, he claims that Google’s operating system security is no worse than iOS, only better! In the Android security assessment in 2017, Google announced that it had already surpassed its competitors in terms of security, because in 2017, the Android system introduced many security protection measures, and many of the measures even led the development of the industry.
Android Security Supervisor David Kleidermacher clearly told that Android security is now comparable to iOS. However, he is still very restrained in his words: “As Android security has matured, it has become more difficult and expensive for attackers to find high severity exploits.”
However, in an interview with CNBC, Kleidermacher acknowledged a problem with Android: When someone discovers a bug in Android, Google must send software updates to many Android phone manufacturers, such as Samsung and Huawei, and then urge them to provide security updates as soon as possible. , But even so, this process often takes a long time, or some manufacturers will not listen to Google’s words, security updates? nonexistent!
More importantly, the open nature of Android gives users 100% freedom of choice. They can download apps from places other than Google Play, so Android users are often unintentionally downloading a lot of malware.
However, Kleidermacher said that Google Play Protect on the Android platform can effectively solve this problem. It can not only review Google Play apps but also detect apps downloaded from other platforms. If a harmful app is found, it will be automatically deleted. they. So even if Android has those defects, it can be easily blocked. Unfortunately, this function does not work for us at all.
Even Google’s report shows that Android’s open source approach may be more secure than Apple’s closed-source code. Because as a global open source project, Android has a developer community, and everyone will help find deep vulnerabilities and process them quickly, which is significantly more efficient than closed-source projects.