The argument's long been that Macs are safer than Windows PCs because malfeasants choose to target the larger pool of potential victims. But that doesn't explain why iOS is safer than Android. Apple's continued focus on security does.
Writing for Computerworld, information security expert Kenneth van Wyk says that companies like Apple need to be more open and provide their users with choices.
Kenneth van Wyk doesn't think much of iOS security, but a couple of Apple's recent moves have made him hopeful that the company is finally trying to get it right.
Techies may despise the lack of choice in a locked-down device like the iPad, but for the average consumer, Computerworld's Kenneth van Wyk contends, "lack of choice" translates as "simplicity."
Apple has made the App Store work for the iPhone, but can that model be expanded to cover the world of desktop PCs?