The chairman and one of the founders of Trend Micro, the Japanese Security and Anti-Virus company, has revealed in a recent interview that he believes that the Android platform is more susceptible to attacks than Apple’s iOS.
Speaking to Bloomberg Chang said “Android is open-source, which means the hacker can also understand the underlying architecture and source code”. Which seems to be the exact opposite of what Google have found with its Chrome web browser and its reward program.
In contrast Chang says that Apple’s sandbox in iOS “isolates the platform, which prevents certain viruses that want to replicate themselves or decompose and recompose to avoid virus scanners”.
His comments come just after the launch of Trend Micro’s Mobile Security for Android. The $3.99 app can block viruses, malicious programs and unwanted calls. Are Chang’s comments just good marketing or does he have a point? Leave your comments below.