The Internet is filled with various articles about the security threats to Android devices. The main problem, which most Android users come across, is the inability to swiftly update the software or apply any improvements.
This matter has been recently studied by Matthew Green, cryptography professor from the John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He attempted to compare Android security to the security of iOS devices. The results were quite interesting, as Android devices turned out to be even more vulnerable in terms of safety.
Having studied devices on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat, Green came to the conclusion that their security system isn’t perfect. To protect the data, latest Android smartphones use full dusk encryption but that’s not good enough for complete security. Even when the screen is locked with a password, the access to data is still possible because the encryption code is stored in the device memory.
Compared to Apple products, which have 4 levels of protection, Android Nougat has only 2. Green also said that although Android is on the right way to ultimate security, this operating system still has the same problem that Apple had bur dealt with it already 6 years ago.