Android phones with missed security updates still ‘more secure’ than average PC

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maxstryker
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They make the claim, and back it up with absolutely zero information. Nice.

hillz
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That’s why you don’t use Windows but use linux fam…

AlphaReds
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I like how this sub wants security updates to be a big deal. But in practice it doesn’t matter and literally nobody cares if they’re some months behind.

dcdevito
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I’m still yet to see an Android vulnerability in the wild.

tilted0ne
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I think we need more context in terms of security. We still have people on Marshmallow, but who is getting hacked? Could it really be a case of us freaking out too much? It’s just so arbitrary and we’re told it is bad, but how bad compared to everything else?

f_cysco
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I can do about 100x more things on a pc and customize it til the end..
That is a stupid comparison

utack
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Probably also because we really own them, will this fancy “root/admin” thing we can do to control them and actually use them.

FalseAgent
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someone please cancel Android Authority

agentjrt
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I am not an iOS fan, but I like how Apple bundles Security Patches with new Emojis. For some reason everyone freaks out about new Emojis being added.

le_pman
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excuses like these are why only a few care about updates.

attacks en masse haven’t been done yet – but given enough reason, someone out there can and will do so. and it will be convenient for them since people are using unsecured devices to connect.

that said, attacks may not even need to happen. unsecured device + average user behavior of clicking on random stuff that get their attention = incidents like [this](https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/12/currency-mining-android-malware-is-so-aggressive-it-can-physically-harm-phones/)

lastly, a common argument is that security is a multi-layer thing. it is, but it’s not guaranteed to be invincible, and it’s only as good as its weakest link.

SimonJ57
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Said computers (Windows, desktops) are more likely to be used by the vulnerable, the older generation or generally less tech-savvy) to phishing and other scams,
and thus simply from being much greater target for malware makes it “less safe”.

Basically partially uses the “security from obscurity” approach.

Although it would be an interesting comparison if microsoft used a better, more modular approach to security like the multi-faceted solution that Linux, Unix(like) and posix-compliant os’s have.
Instead of a more binary User vs. Admin style.

Izacus
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Remember the horrors of IE toolbars, malware and spyware on your family Windows computers?

Yeah, low bar to pass.

kvothe5688
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Only because of playstore. On windows pc users download most of their softwares from wild. Even though some malware may gain entry into playstore playstore removes tons of malware. Also average users don’t sideload apps.

BlackBerryConsultant
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Classic whataboutism. Fix the security issues

BurgerUSA
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Just use Dr. Web’s free version.

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