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Here's why Apple's boss is completely wrong about Android

Here's why Apple's boss is completely wrong about Android
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Last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook likely branded Android a "toxic hellstew of vulnerabilities" and claimed that 99% of all mobile malware was on Android gadgets. That's a really scary figure if you're an Android user. There's only one problem. Android gadgets, by and large, are really safe, according to Google.

The company's "Android Security 2014 Year in Review" report shows that less than 1% of Android devices have any malware. Google scans Active Android devices with a product called "Verify Apps," which seeks out viruses, ransomware, or other "potentially harmful applications" (PHAs).

You read that right. Just 1% of Android gadgets have malware. That's not a lot. And, it's really impressive when you consider that Google included phones from China in its reports. China users tend to download apps from questionable third-party app stores that are less secure than Google Play.

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