Android, iPhone security different but matched

So, which is more secure to use, the iPhone or the Android?

Neither, according to security experts who say the two fastest-growing smartphone platforms are different but comparable.

The main difference is that Apple must approve all apps distributed via the Apps Store, which is the only way to get apps on the iPhone unless it is jail broken so it can run whatever software an owner wants. Android apps are not vetted by Google or anyone prior to distribution.

Another big difference is that the Android user is informed about what data and resources an app will have access to and user permission is required before the app can be installed. Meanwhile, iPhone apps are all given the same limited default data and resource access, except for location-based information that requires special permission from the user. The reach of Android apps is more limited, generally.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20009362-245.html

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