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Does your smartphone appear on this list?
1. Samsung Galaxy Mini
2. HTC Desire
3. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
4. Sanyo Zio
5. HTC Wildfire
6. Samsung Epic 4G
7. LG Optimus S
8. Samsung Galaxy S
9. Motorola Droid X
10. LG Optimus One
11. Motorola Droid 2
12. HTC Evo 4
Those are the least safe smartphones you can find.
If you’re asking, “did researchers only study Android phones?” Nope. Androids are just that bad and the popular operating system (OS) is to blame.
Remember pulling that Android phone fresh out of the box? Bad news: your software may have already 300 days old. Out-of-date versions of OS leaves your personal and business data accessible to hackers.
The reason no iPhone appears on the above list is Apple’s ability to push software updates to all of its mobile devices simultaneously. They detect vulnerabilities and quickly correct them.
Of the top three Android manufacturers–Samsung is the worst offender by far, then HTC, then Motorola.
My phone is the safest of them all; it’s attached to a wall.