Mobiles: Homeland´s report crowns Apple’s iOS as the reigning security champions: almost no malware.
A lot of mobile security is about sticking to the basics. That is the gist of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHSs) “Roll Call Release”. Their report results practically crowns Apple’s iOS as the reigning security champions. With a miniscule percentage of iOS apps shown to be infected with malware compared to the lion’s share of infected mobile devices belonging to the various, mostly older versions of the Android OS.
The study advises members of the police, fire, EMS and other security personnel to install an Android security suite to fight the never ending threat of malware to their mobile devices and consequently, to national and personal security to boot.
Especially branded as malicious in the unclassified document is an application known as Carrier IQ. The DHS specifically advises the various branches of the government to install a mobile app dedicated to removing the perceived security threat posed by any instance of Carrier IQ existing on their device.