Windows Phone is the safest mobile OS – Android, not so much

by Klaus on November 7, 2012

in Android, iPhone, Microsoft


According to Mikko Hypponen from software security company F-Secure, Windows Phone 8 is currently the most safe mobile operating system there is.

Although Apple’s iOS is also commonly known as being safe, just as safe as BlackBerry for business use, it seems that F-Secure is giving the “safest” award to Windows Phone 8 at the moment.

Meanwhile, Android receives a bashing for being the most unsafe, mostly because of 3rd party app stores with much less security features as the official one has, Google Play. However, Google is said to address some of the issues with 3rd party apps/stores in the new version of Android, 4.2.

Also one of the reasons that Windows Phone 8 is quite safe at the moment, probably is that nobody is really using a Windows Phone 8 device, so whey should they create malware and viruses for something that nobody uses? If/when Windows Phone 8 takes off, it will of course become a much bigger target for malware, so don’t buy a Windows Phone 8 device today, thinking that you will be on the safest platform forever.

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Poul November 7, 2012 at 16:40

Good information. And i always like to read the quality content. And i am really happy to found this information on your blog. Thanks for sharing this opportunity to leave a comment.Nice to find the post related to my searching criteria .

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Aasma November 8, 2012 at 09:49

Yeah, It’s too early to decide that windows phone are safest. Real test would start when users actually start using it with various apps and perform various online activities.
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Terry November 8, 2012 at 13:04

Windows and safe in the same sentence? I lived long enough!

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Steven Jude November 8, 2012 at 16:56

Like you said, not many people use Windows mobile OS, as such, many hackers would not be creating malwares or viruses for that platform.
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puneet November 8, 2012 at 18:55

I agree with you admin ….there is lot of problems like hacking and virus in other operating systems

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Ankit November 10, 2012 at 13:31

and what about blackberry? I think they are the safest on the planet.:)
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Ujjwal Kumar November 9, 2012 at 19:02

With the rise of Android malware count for it is also increasing day by day. I just hope it doesn’t turn out like it did for Windows (desktop).
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Rajkumar Jonnala November 9, 2012 at 19:06

Windows Phone OS is also a big threat to Android and iOS both. But out of Win Pho, iOS and Android, Android is the most insecure OS.
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Ankit November 10, 2012 at 07:49

Windows 8 doesn’t excites me anymore, may it be the safest mobile operating system in the universe. I’m waiting for Blackberry 10 and Firefox OS.
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Ashok November 10, 2012 at 16:37

Well, I think it is do with the popularity of Android. Today, Android is used in 75% of the smartphones. Accordingly, more and more unscrupulous people try to create malware to attack Android phones. Who will bother for Windows phone when it hardly has any worthwhile market share?
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Sarvesh November 10, 2012 at 16:44

Hi,

Well both the O.S mobiles are awesome in features and other things, And according to me i believe both the mobiles can have their own way to get it in safe way as many apps and tools are provided to secure our blogs.

And be an Windows mobile user i guess it would be more safe as you’ve mentioned above.

thanks
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Kirk November 11, 2012 at 12:29

Yes, it’s safe now because there are only few people using it. And I think it will remain safe because only a few people will be using it. But seriously, they really have to do something about the security on Android. It just adds to the reasons why Apple Fanboys bash Android devices. I’m an Android user, BTW.
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jonoo November 16, 2012 at 18:26

I really like the innovation windows launch windows 8 for smartphones. so the market is rife with android smartphone which can be minimized with the windows 8. I hope that the operating system is better than android.
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Daniel November 22, 2012 at 13:35

I am so sorry, but I really disagree with this Mikko, it is to early to decide. It makes me think they have an association with Microsoft. Moreover, where is the evidence, the facts?
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Aditya Nath Jha January 30, 2013 at 19:10

Good one there, till the end I thought you were just endorsing Microsoft and then bang, you dropped it down !!
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Deveyani February 12, 2013 at 11:29

Android is the open source platform. You can install any unknown source apps easily. So hackers can get the chance to enter in your device.

Windows and Apple are the Propritery OS, so they are very safe
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