Reduce Vulnerabilities by Ditching Android


Like I repeatedly explain to people to ask me about Android. Android is not Android is not Android. Every Android phone is unique because the Manufacturers are allowed to freely create applications and interfaces and then carriers even add their own unique additions.  Every pre-installed (before you get it) addition to the phone opens up the opportunity for flaws and vulnerabilities before you even purchase it. Additionally, because everyone has had their fingers in this phone and yet no one wants to take responsibility for problems and can’t address any vulnerabilities because they can’t be sure who or what was responsible and then don’t get me started on updates and patches. Android has had an atrocious track record providing user updates for years. It is in the design itself, it is how the Android ecosystem works. Android itself, though, was set up wrong from the start. Well, who controls Android? Google if they can’t fix it. No one can.

When moving from the Palm platform the choice was the new iPhone or an Android phone. I opted for an Android that decision lasted about 3 weeks during which I encountered nothing but issues with the Operating system and apps that continually locked up and no one was interested in solving. I knew nothing would change. Lesson learned. I switched to Apple and iOS never to consider Android again. Updates and continuity matter! 

According to a security firm called Kryptowire, found that of the 29 companies that manufacture Android devices they found 146 vulnerabilities. Yes, 146 different vulnerabilities that are preinstalled at a system level and near to impossible to remove because it is part of the particular Android ecosystem and removing it would reduce functionality. Some of these vulnerabilities allow settings changes without you even knowing or consenting to them.



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