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iPhones Significantly Safer from Virus Attacks according to FBI Reports ~ iOS Prevents Vulnerabilities to Spyware, Malware, Trojans, Worms, and Virus Attacks as Documented by FBI and Homeland Security Reports πŸŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜Ž

January 25, 2015

🌐 iPhones Safer to Viruses with only 0.7% (70 of 1,000,000 iPhones) being Infected. The few iPhones being infected, are because the Owners did not Upgrade their iOS Software to the Current iOS version.

🌐 Smart Phones are Sophisticated Miniature powerful Computers. Computers need Anti-Virus add-on Software to prevent infections. Not so with Apple, as Virus Protection Algorithms are built directly into their Operating System, iOS7.

🌐 Androids are the Most Vulnerable to Virus Attacks. 79% (7,900,000 Infections per 10 million Android smartphones) become vulnerable to Spyware, Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Malicious Malware Attacks. Android smartphones are over 100 times more Vulnerable to Malicious Virus Attacks, than iPhones.

🌐 Billions of people carry SmartPhones. Many of these mobile phones contain Passwords, Credit Cards, Bank Accounts, Apps and Files that contain everything about one’s Personal Identity and Residence Address. Spyware, Trojans, Worms, Malware, and Virus Attacks are all about Identity Theft, Taking your Cash, Creating Credit and running off with it, to name a few.

🌐 Findings according to U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI Reports. An abstract of this Report was declassified and displayed below.

🌐 Android smartphones (7,900,000 Infections per 10 million units) significantly more likely (than the iPhone) to be Infected by Spyware, Trojans, Worms, Malware, and Virus Attacks, as Androids have an Astonishing 79% of all SmartPhone Malware attacks.

🌐 Spyware, Trojans, Worms, Malware, and Virus Attacks are very subtle. You likely will not know your Smartphone is infected. Years ago, annoying nerds created viruses to Aggravate PC users, Erased Files, or Destroyed Memory. Today Attackers are after your Cash.

🌐 Spyware, Trojans, Worms, Malware in the 21st Century enter your smartphone through a back-door, so you do not know it entered your system. The Virus records your “keyboard entries” and sends it to remote locations in Russia, China, Asia, or cross country, for example. Then the Attacker can re-Assemble your keystrokes, and literally empty your Bank Account, in real time. By the time you may discover the Malware’s presence, your Cash is Gone.

🌐 Marilyn and I are iPhone and iPad owners. We are less susceptible to Virus attacks because Apple routinely issues iOS updates defeating new virus algorithms and methods. Apple’s closely controlled ecosystem is known for reliability and consistency, affording a huge percentage (well over 90%) of its installed user-base, updates to their iOS in record time.

🌐 Android users are on the other hand, very Fragmented, with over 10,000 different systems, with inconsistent hardware, inhibiting a majority of their users from updating to new Droid OS, for fear of “locking up” their smartphones, tablets, and their Apps. This lack of the OS “updating” by Droid users is the root-cause for Malware vulnerabilities, the major weakness of Androids “open operating architecture.”

🌐 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 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.

🌐 Android’s lack of security is due to "Android Operating System Fragmentation" as more than 50% of Android users are using significantly Older OS Versions. Why…

🌐 Android users are fearful of having their smartphones or their Apps become inoperable, even though these users are Significantly more Vulernable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malicious Malware. Newer versions of Android have become more secure, but the user-base is not updating to the new version.

🌐 There are over 11,800 different Android hardware devices in operation with unique versions of the Android operating system, today. 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. This circumstance major issues with App Developers too, as they cannot use the most current OS version, for fear that Older OS versions will not function properly. The Android users are aware of these facts too, and know they are likely trapped with their older version of their Apps.

🌐 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 only 70 per 1,000,000 units 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 95% of Apple iOS users, about 550 million of them, have updated to the iOS6, and over 80% of iPhone users have already updated to iOS7 in the last 120 days, where iOS7 contains all the latest Anti-Virus Algorithms, protecting Security Vulernable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malicious 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 products are 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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