Furthermore, there is no doubt that Apple has done a much better job of keeping its iPhone and iPad customers patched with the latest security operating system updates than many of the Android manufacturers – some of whom have left their users in the lurch with badly out-of-date and at-risk software.
But malware and operating system vulnerabilities aren’t the only considerations.
The truth is that the most significant threat is probably not your chances of encountering malware, or whether your OS is properly patched, but rather the third-party apps that you have installed on your device.
After all, you don’t know what your apps are *really* doing do you, or how well they’re keeping your sensitive information safe and secure?
New research has discovered scores of buggy iOS apps that do a lousy job of securing users’ information, and could be making life all too easy for hackers keen to intercept and steal data.
Security researcher Will Strafach says that he was able to identify 76 popular apps in the official App Store that failed to make use of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, and allowed a malicious attacker to silently perform a man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attack, stealing or manipulating data as it is sent and received from the mobile device.
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