The Financial Times’s Tim Bradshaw on iOS’s impressive security record:
As a result, in the fourth quarter of 2016 and first quarter of 2017, 47 in 1,000 of Android enterprise devices protected by Lookout encountered app-based threats, compared with only 1 in 1,000 iOS devices.
People often equivocate on Android and iOS, but iOS’s security record really is incredibly impressive. One of the reasons that iOS security holes make such big news is that they are in fact pretty rare. As our good friend Rich Mogull is quoted saying in the above article, “Ten years of iPhone and no major malware? That’s unheard of.”
Even when something like the Face ID story I posted yesterday comes up, it’s more out of academic interest than any actual widespread security risk.