Android became the most vulnerable operating system in 2019, TheBestVPN said in a report .
In total, 414 vulnerabilities were discovered in the system.
TheBestVPN report is based on the vulnerability database of the National Institute of Standards and Technology – it takes into account the security problems of all OC, including iOS, Linux and Windows forks.
TheBestVPN noted that most of the vulnerabilities in Android are related to preinstalled applications and the high level of permissions that the system gives them. In addition, security issues can be caused by hardware.
An example is a recently discovered exploit on MediaTek processors.
We strive for transparency and issue monthly reports on Android security issues that have been fixed.
We do not agree that the number of vulnerabilities fixed in the OS is an indicator of the platform’s security.
This is actually the result of the openness of the Android ecosystem, which works as the developers intended, a Google representative.
The number of vulnerabilities on Android is reduced. For comparison, 843 vulnerabilities were discovered in 2017, and 525 in 2018.
During the existence of Android, experts found 2563 vulnerabilities.
Experts remind that it is important to buy only those Android smartphones that regularly receive security patches.
With distrust, one should treat little-known manufacturers and give preference to well-known brands. It is also necessary to periodically install updates, and download applications only from official sources.