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iPhones are More Safe to Spyware, Malware, Trojans, Worms, and Virus Attacks According to FBI and Homeland Security Reports ~ Android SmartPhones are over 100 times more Vulnerable to Virus Attacks ~ FBI Reports say Most Androids are being Infected with Spyware, Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Malware Attacks ~ What Should You Do πŸŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜Ž

July 15, 2014

🌐 iPhones Safer to Viruses with only 0.7% (less than one percent) actually being Infected

🌐 Androids are Highly Vulnerable as 79% of all Android smartphones have been successfully subjected to Spyware, Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Malware Attacks

🌐 These Vulnerability findings were the result of investigations conducted by U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI who have issued joint reports Reports, displayed below. Android smartphones are 112 times more likely (than the iPhone) to be Infected by Spyware, Trojans, Worms, Malware, and Virus Attacks. Androids smartphones have experienced an astonishing 79% of all SmartPhone Malware attacks.

🌐 Android Phones are More Vulnerable to Virus Attacks, According to U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI surveys. According to the DHS and FBI Reports, uncovered by Public Intelligence, the majority of malware targeting mobile operating systems in 2012 was intended directly at Android. Why? Because Android’s OS is more Vulnerable and has significantly less Security Capability.

🌐 iPhones are Vastly Safer to Spyware, Malware, Trojans, Worms, and Virus Attacks According to FBI and Homeland Security Reports. Conversely, Android SmartPhones are over 100 times More Vulnerable to Virus Attacks. FBI Reports say Most Androids are being Infected with Spyware, Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Malware Attacks. What Should You Do ?

🌐 Android’s Security RISK is due to "Android Operating System Fragmentation". More than 80% of Android users are using significantly Older Android OS Versions.

🌐 Why are Android Users Not Updating their Operating System? Android users are fearful of having their smartphones or their Apps become inoperable. Even though Android users are significantly more Vulernable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malware, they foolishly choose to remain with either (a) Ice cream Sandwich (b) Ginger Bread or (c) Jelly Bean operating systems.

🌐 Android, new Kit Kat OS has become more secure to virus vulnerabilities; however, over 80% the Android user-base have Not updated to the new Kit kat version of their operating system.

🌐 There are 2 Primary Reasons that Android smartphone users are Not Upgrading to Android’s New Kit Kat operating system. The large number of hardware modes and the android open architecture operating system, working in combination, are actually preventing a huge percentage of this group to upgrade routinely, without scrapping their hardware, and buying an entirely new smartphone.

1⃣ There are literally about 11,800 different Android hardware devices in operation. Android simply cannot keep up with their Operating System vulnerabilities, nor can the Android designers convince their users to upgrade, which would protect many of them. With 11,800 android smartphone models to deal with, Android developers and software engineers made the hard decision to “abandon support” for the earlier (older) hardware models, in order to satisfy the needs of the Newest Hardware devices for competitive purposes.

2⃣ Its also about the Apps. The hundreds of thousands of amazing Applications created by the Android independent development community, have to directly address the programming language provided by the Android Operating System that most users have adopted. Android users that carry older android devices, with inferior specifications, this entire group of folks, are actually prevented from upgrading, as the New Kit Kat will not work with the older Apps or the older hardware.

🌐 Android Users are becoming more aware and annoyed at this continued Android operating system Fragmentation problem.
This topic is leading many industry experts in predicting that for 2014 and 2015 there may be a tsunami of iPhone 6 sales, boosted by 35% of existing Android users jumping over to Apple, due to the above points, plus Apple’s decision to offer larger more dramatic color 4.7″ and 5.5″ retina displays.

🌐 Several years ago SmartPhone User Groups were rejoicing on Android’s decision to utilize an "Open Architecture." Conversely, Apple has been vilified because of their Developers strict compliance with their Apple iOS "closed system" codecs. Granted, for the "tinkerer" having an "open" architecture can be fun while some users diddle with their smartphone’s interface, but the unintended consequence results in operating system Fragmentation.

🌐 Ninety Percent (90%) of Apple’s Installed User base consisting of about 700,000,000 iPhones and iPads have already updated to iOS7. Apple iOS7 firmware was released the same week in September, 2013 as was Android’s Kit Kat operating system 4.4. However, because of Android’s "open architecture" of the smartphone hardware and its operating system, only 17.9% of Android users have updated to Kit Kat.

🌐 Android users, 82.1% of the Android users, have NOT updated their operating system to the newest firmware, making this very large percentage of users vulnerable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malware, and the BAD GUYS know it.

🌐 Android Smartphone that are vulnerable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malware. Because of this vulnerability, hundreds of millions of android smartphone users have placed at risk their Personal identity, Family identity, Relationships, Bank identifications, Personal financial data, Credit Card information, Insurance information, the user’s Physical Location and Photographic identity.

🌐 Recall that sophisticated forms of mobile Spyware and Malware are capable of activating your smartphone’s Microphone, Digital Cameras, record key-strokes, and GPS systems to track your every location, without your knowledge or awareness. With today’s smartphones, and all the terrific Apps available to it, these handhelds are much more that "mobile phones."

🌐 We use Smartphones for banking, communicating, emailing, texting, shopping, booking airline tickets, housing boarding passes, books, movies, gaming… its usefulness is unlimited, therefore, Security is Very Important. We carry in our pockets and purses more Personal Identity information than is housed in File Cabinets and Lock Boxes. But many do not protect their SmartPhone’s information and access…

🌐 iPhones are Significantly Safer (over 100 times more safe than an other Smart Phone) to Spyware, Malware, Trojans, Worms, and Virus Attacks According to FBI and Homeland Security Reports ~ Androids are over 110 times more Vulnerable to Attacks ~ FBI Reports say 79% of Androids are being Infected with Spyware, Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Malware Attacks ~ iPhones less than 1% infection rate ~ Where would You rather be ~ Safe with an iPhone or Vulnerable with an Android.

🌐 Security Vulernable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malware is Very Serious Business. These days we have more Confidential Identity information, Bank Accounts, Passwords, Emails, Test Messages, than in any other single device. Keeping our personal information safe and secure is extremely important, perhaps even more important than on our PC computers. Reports such as this among other safety concers are likely the reasons that Apple is spending millions of dollars and thousands of hardware-software engineering hours to protect its iPhone customers.

🌐 According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI and uncovered by Public Intelligence, the majority of malware targeting mobile operating systems in 2012 was intended for Android. Indeed, Android was targeted by an astonishing 79% of all smartphone malware. The following is an excerpt from the Unclassified report from a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI.

🌐 Android mobile operating system (OS) continues to be a primary target for malware attacks due to its market share and open source architecture.

🌐 Industry reporting indicates 44% of Android users are still using versions 2.3.3 through 2.3.7-known as Gingerbread, which were released in 2011, and have a significant number of security vulnerabilities that are not Fixed without later version updating. The growing use of mobile devices by federal, state, and local authorities makes it more important than ever to keep mobile Operating Systems patched and up-to-date. The following are some known security threats to mobile OS and mitigation steps.

🌐 Android was targeted by an astonishing 79% of all smartphone malware that year far more than any other OS. The agencies found that Apple’s iOS was targeted by 0.7% of malware attacks, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Symbian OS by range between 0.3% to 19% vulnerable.

🌐 In a memo citing the research circulated nationwide to law enforcement, security and emergency personnel, the DHS and FBI note that a significant number of Android users continue to run older versions of the OS that leave them open to a number of security vulnerabilities β€” something companies with rival operating systems love to point out.

🌐 Recall that over 90% of Apple iOS users, about 700 million of them, have updated to the iOS7, where iOS7 contains all the latest protection against Security Vulernable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malware. This is largely why Apple’s iOS has experienced less than 1% of such vulnerabilities.

🌐 Behind the Scenes, users are getting the joke that Android smartphones are simply not safe, perhaps the reason that Apple’s iPhone is receiving Android Defections at the Rate of 26% overall.

🌐 50% of Android users recently upgrading to the iPhone 5C in the last 90 days. Therefore when one decides who should get your Net Smart Phone purchase, Apple apparently is the place to be.



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