Comments on: Is it the iPhone or the User? http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/01/06/is-it-the-iphone-or-the-user/ News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7 By: Randy Abrams http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/01/06/is-it-the-iphone-or-the-user/#comment-2685 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 18:43:23 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=5757#comment-2685 intresting theory, but probaby offset by the lack of connectivity ATT users report :)

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By: andrew http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/01/06/is-it-the-iphone-or-the-user/#comment-2684 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 18:26:51 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=5757#comment-2684 Could it just be that more iPhone users are affected more because the iPhone browser is so much better and easier to use than a bberry browser for instance… For instance the page will 9/10 open better on the iphone than the blackberry making it easier to submit details etc.

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By: twilightomni http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/01/06/is-it-the-iphone-or-the-user/#comment-2683 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 15:43:35 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=5757#comment-2683 Guess: More Android users use Gmail, which has very good service-side spam filtering.
Other: more iPhone users manage email on their phone than Android users.  More iPhone users use Mail on iPhone than Android users use Mail on Android.
Additionally: Although Android is outselling iPhone for the past half-year, there are many older iPhone customers out there. Also many younger people with iPod touches and email on them.
 
So, a combination of the email service involved, the ease of use of the platform's native Mail app, and Google's Android preference towards GMail.

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By: David Harley http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/01/06/is-it-the-iphone-or-the-user/#comment-2682 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 14:20:51 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=5757#comment-2682 @Steve I don’t usually approve obviously cases of identity theft, but that one tickled my fancy. :)

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By: Steve Jobs http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/01/06/is-it-the-iphone-or-the-user/#comment-2681 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 14:09:51 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=5757#comment-2681 It has also been statistically proven that most Android users are gingers.
Sent from my iPad

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By: David Harley http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/01/06/is-it-the-iphone-or-the-user/#comment-2680 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 13:54:29 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=5757#comment-2680 I’m sure lots of iPhone users are also Mac users and vice versa, and there’s always a concern that users of any system may expect more of their OS or security applications than is realistic. However, while I’m not disputing Trusteer’s statistics, I’m not convinced that the conclusions the Register and others have drawn are altogether safe. I suspect that properly weighted data from a proper survey, taking into account the differences between iPhone and BB user populations and corporate security measures, would show a significantly less dramatic difference.

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By: John Nielsen, Nielco IT http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/01/06/is-it-the-iphone-or-the-user/#comment-2679 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 07:58:10 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=5757#comment-2679 Thanks for a very interesting blog post.
Could it be that many iPhone users are also users of Apple's computers, which unfortunately not gets antivirus installed?
It's a common misconception that Apple's gadgets and computers can not be affected by malware.
Will they ever learn? :-)
Best Regards
John Nielsen

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