Is it time for Facebook to learn a security lesson from Apple?

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

The Apple iPhone and Facebook – both have been incredible phenomenons, capturing the imagination of millions of people and rewriting the rules when it comes to technology today.

Both have been extraordinarily successful, but when it comes to security it’s a whole different story.

Aside from a few attacks against jailbroken iPhones, there hasn’t been any malware problem to speak of on the Apple iPhone.

That’s fairly remarkable, if you consider what an attractive target that iPhone population must be to the cybercriminal underground – but the reason is because Apple is very strict about development of iPhone apps. If you don’t get approved by the App Store, the vast majority of iPhone users won’t be able to run your code.

And Apple’s developer approval process means that…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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