Android is Open-Season

Ahhh, tech media, your ability to finesse the most simple facts never fails to impress. From this Bloomberg gem:

Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Android operating system for mobile devices has had an almost sixfold increase in threats such as spyware and viruses since July, according to Juniper Networks Inc. (JNPR) That may increase the perception that Apple devices are safer than smartphones and tablets that run on Android, said Juniper.”

There is some point where something ceases go be a “perception” and moves into the “fact” column…

…Such as the very next paragraph of the article, to name one example:

“You’re not going to see nearly the number of infections on Apple as you see on Android,” said Dan Hoffman, who leads a team tracking mobile threats for Sunnyvale, California-based Juniper, the second-largest maker of networking equipment.

Yeah, so I think this one might be more than just a perception. It’s Open Season on the Open* OS

*disclaimer: not actually entirely open.


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