Windows 10: Microsoft may have the most secure smartphone OS in Windows Phone Mobile

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       07 Nov 2015 #1

    Microsoft may have the most secure smartphone OS in Windows Phone

    Low sales, stagnation, a formidable app gap and lack of popular features. These are just some of the accusations levied against Windows Phone but Microsoft may have at least one thing going for it in the mobile department: security.

    That's according to hacker and security expert of 15 years, Steve Lord. When asked to rate the three most popular OSes in the market by security, he called Windows Phone the 'toughest nut to crack':

    All have benefits and drawbacks. Currently Windows Phone seems to be the hardest nut to crack. Blackberry has a long history of being very security-focused. If I have physical access to the device, I find Android’s usually the easiest target. Then comes iPhone, then older versions of BlackBerry. If it’s over a network or I have to attack via email or message, Android’s usually the softest target.
    While Windows 10 Mobile is, of course, considered by Microsoft to be its safest product yet, Lord also had nothing but praise for older versions of Microsoft's mobile OS:

    Older smartphones tend be considered less secure as they’re usually affected by known weaknesses. If you’re using an older phone you’re better off with a classic dumb phone. If you have to have an older smartphone, use an older BB10-based Blackberry, or a Windows Phone running Windows Phone 8 or newer.
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    See also: Under Attack: An interview with a hacker | What Mobile
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  2.    07 Nov 2015 #1

    My wife and I use Lumia 635's. We really like them. Try to get an equal piece of quality hardware for $40 in an android, you can't. You have to spend well over $150 for an equal quality android and it's not as secure.
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