Quartz reports that Google’s Android security chief Adrian Ludwig has data on how susceptible the mobile platform is to malware—and it’s looking invincible.
“Less than an estimated 0.001% of app installations on Android are able to evade the system’s multi-layered defenses and cause harm to users. Android, built on an open innovation model, has quietly resisted the locked down, total control model spawned by decades of Windows malware.”
Both Windows and Apple have spent a lot of air to warn people of Android’s vulnerabilities. Both companies also take an iron-fist, walled garden approach to their systems—which has its own weaknesses, Ludwig points out.
“A walled garden systems approach blocking predators and disease breaks down when rapid growth and evolution creates too much complexity. Android’s innovation from inside and outside Google are continuous, making it impossible to create such a walled garden by locking down Android at the device level.”
(feature image via Android Headlines)