Veracode Publishes New Mobile Security Infographic: Android Vs. IOS

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DAILYHOSTNEWS, January10, 2012 – Veracode, the leader in cloud-based application security testing, has announced details of its most recent infographic, “Mobile Security: Android vs. iOS.” With the dominance of the iOS platform and the rising popularity of Android devices in the mobile marketplace, security is an increasing concern and focus for smartphone users. This infographic examines the security features of Android and iOS while also comparing respective strengths and weaknesses.

Together, Android and iOS account for more than 75 percent of all U.S. smartphone subscribers, according to comScore’s November 2011 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share report. However, greater adoption has also led to greater security concerns and increased awareness of related vulnerabilities. For example, the DroidDream malware discovery and identification of vulnerabilities in various mobile ad-serving platforms serve as two of many examples within the last year of risks facing mobile users. Smartphone owners need to understand how secure their mobile platforms are and what steps they can take to increase the security of their devices.

In this infographic, Veracode includes a list of 10 easy steps that enable mobile users to protect their smartphones from hackers. The image also outlines the similarities and differences between the security features that Android and iOS offer as well as a potential weakness of each platform.

“Designed around communications, mobile devices bring with them a whole new set of application risks compared to traditional computing,” said Connie Stack, vice president of corporate marketing, Veracode. “We created this infographic to help iOS and Android smartphone users make informed decisions when using their smartphone and downloading mobile apps in order to reduce their security risks.”

Created in conjunction with Measured SEM, the “Android vs. iOS” infographic is available for download from the Veracode site:  Interested parties have permission to embed and share the infographic on their websites or blogs with attribution.

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