1. ItnStln's Avatar
    You’re welcome!
    08-31-2017 05:19 PM
  2. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Which is probably why a lot of government agencies issue Android phones instead of iPhones.
    Like which ones?
    09-03-2017 07:44 AM
  3. TgeekB's Avatar
    Like which ones?
    I'd like to know also.
    09-03-2017 07:59 AM
  4. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I'd like to know also.
    I generally get very curious when absolute statements are made.

    See, I'm not inclined to conduct searches on the NIST DB for vulnerabilities, because frankly I've made my decision as to what OS I use based on my own experience with the three remaining phone OSs in development. I don't engage in crowd sourcing affirmation of my choice. But out of curiosity I did a very high level search for Android and iOS. These would include phones and tablets since both platforms began. I didn't sort by severity or date. Just a raw search.
    Came up with more vulnerabilities on Android than iOS.
    So use what you like. The NIST vulnerability DB gives an accounting of vulnerabilities, devoid of personal preferences.
    Last edited by qbnkelt; 09-03-2017 at 08:50 AM.
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    09-03-2017 08:27 AM
  5. qbnkelt's Avatar
    CBP, being part of DHS, use field apps written specifically for iPads and iPhones. In addition, the contract vehicle specifies both iOS and Android devices, specifically iPhone 7 and Samsung 7.
    In actuality, the number of Android users had dropped significantly to where DHS now has a higher ratio for IOS vs Android. CBP, due to its use of these proprietary apps written specifically for iOS, use mainly iOS.
    DHS has public facing web apps that they develop to be compatible with both iOS and Android. However, most of the development is on Windows machines, iPads, and Macs. There are no Android tablets in development, only to test apps.
    The reason I say this is because I work in IT in the federal government and I work closely in the deployment of apps to the field. In addition, because I manage inventory for the contract teams, I know the equipment we deploy.
    There are components in DHS that have a 92% iOS use. I myself used a Samsung SGS 5 when we first went from BlackBerry to Android and iOS. I lasted less than a year. Good Technology did not play well with Samsung's flavor of Android. So I moved to an iPhone 6 which encountered no problems with Good and I just had an upgrade to iPhone 7. The DHS component agencies offer Samsung 7 on Verizon with a yearly upgrade cycle or an iPhone 7 on AT&T with an 18 month upgrade cycle. I prefer the slower upgrade cycle with the better interface with Good that I get in iOS. Android presence is minuscule.
    TgeekB likes this.
    09-03-2017 09:46 AM
  6. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Then save yourself aone time and go straight for the next iPhone as it WILL be better than the Note 8
    Doubtful. Apple doesn't have MST, which is what all new Samsung phones have for mobile payments.
    09-04-2017 03:32 PM
  7. TgeekB's Avatar
    Doubtful. Apple doesn't have MST, which is what all new Samsung phones have for mobile payments.
    Ahh, smartphone wars....
    09-04-2017 05:18 PM
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