1. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    What do you think Apple has to tackle in the way of security to make the public happy so that "Big Brother" and others are not looking over our shoulders at what we do with our phones?
    03-13-2014 01:28 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I have more faith in Apple protecting my info than Google. They make mistakes as does everyone but they are not selling it to the highest bidder for advertising revenue. That being said, I make use of both Apple and Google services all the time.
    03-13-2014 03:18 PM
  3. kataran's Avatar
    I feel more secure using my iPhone that any of my other non Apple tech


    Sent from my iPhone 5s Gold 64GB
    03-13-2014 03:32 PM
  4. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I feel the same way as both of you do but so many worry about it and I attribute most of it to Google. I just want to know how everyone else feels that is security worried.
    03-13-2014 03:39 PM
  5. taz323's Avatar
    I feel the safest with Apple products, whenever there's been the slightest bit of an issue. Apples been on top of it. Don't have any doubt it will be the same in IOS 8.
    03-13-2014 04:05 PM
  6. jclisenby's Avatar
    As far as general data security, Apple, Google, even Microsoft, all offer top-notch protection. When it comes to things like Government access, there's not a platform out there that's immune.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    03-13-2014 07:45 PM
  7. rayz336's Avatar
    As far as general data security, Apple, Google, even Microsoft, all offer top-notch protection. When it comes to things like Government access, there's not a platform out there that's immune.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    My thoughts exactly.
    03-14-2014 01:53 AM
  8. anon6040766's Avatar
    My thoughts exactly.
    It's give and take and depends on what you believe. For consumer devices not on a company server like BES or BYOD on BES the most secure is still a BlackBerry to BlackBerry connection if you believe the encryption methodology. But since most are not on a BES IT driven server, nor are a BlackBerry consumer, security becomes iffy when communication is across or within platforms. Truth is that it's not about how secure the phone is. It's about who you want security from.

    In my opinion, when it comes to individual hackers they will always find ways to do things, and Apple seems to react quite quickly to close the gap (in most instances). When it comes to government agencies, throw security away, they're the government, don't give them a reason to look cause if you've got something to hide they'll find it.

    Bottom line, for the everyday casual cell phone user iPhone is very, very secure if your mindful of how you use it. BlackBerry while more secure (yes, I said it and so has the NSA who admits it's inability to crack their encryption), is limited in other capabilities because it would comprise their security. In fact, I'm shocked with the 10.2.1 move to allow direct downloads of Android Apps. Big mistake...also cross platform BBM while great in theory is potentially an issue as well.

    I'm just as confident on my iPhone 5s as I was with my prior 14 BlackBerry's from the 7100 through the Z30.




    Sent from my iPhone 5s on VZW from Philly
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    03-14-2014 02:37 AM
  9. sting7k's Avatar
    What do you think Apple has to tackle in the way of security to make the public happy so that "Big Brother" and others are not looking over our shoulders at what we do with our phones?
    There isn't anything anyone can do. As long as everyone carries one of these devices around someone is going to try to exploit that in some way. It could be anyone or organization.

    The only way to eliminate that possibility 100% is too not carry a smart phone broadcasting your life every second of every day on the internet.
    03-14-2014 09:28 AM
  10. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Many varying opinions and I like that because it helps to read what many people see as security in their everyday life before it can be improved upon in my opinion.
    03-14-2014 10:25 AM
  11. anon6040766's Avatar
    Many varying opinions and I like that because it helps to read what many people see as security in their everyday life before it can be improved upon in my opinion.
    Just check this out...Hack-Athon!

    http://www.macrumors.com/2014/03/14/...-pwn2own-2014/


    Sent from my iPhone 5s on VZW from Philly
    03-14-2014 10:39 AM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have more faith in Apple protecting my info than Google. They make mistakes as does everyone but they are not selling it to the highest bidder for advertising revenue. That being said, I make use of both Apple and Google services all the time.
    'nuf said...
    03-14-2014 11:00 AM
  13. Garz's Avatar
    Nothing. I feel secure.
    03-14-2014 04:19 PM
  14. Mr.Willie's Avatar
    A) Hold a press release and discuss what is being done and has been done, both good and bad. I know a while back federal agencies, like the DEA were complaining that they couldn't read iMessages. Is this still the case ?

    B) Purchase Blackberry and integrate BES/BIS into iOS. Or they could come up with there own versions of it.

    C) Better app permission settings. Let me know what apps are doing, why they are doing it, and let me stop them.
    03-15-2014 11:23 AM
  15. Amamba's Avatar
    If you think NSA spying is outrageous, talk to someone who's been doing any kind of hi tech work in / with China. The extend of their spying makes NSA look like a bunch of kindergarteners. And they are using it for profit, which means they are more likely to extract something useful from your data - few people actually deal with terrorists or drug dealers, but many are keeping trade / technological / commercial confidential info in their email or docs. Yet, people have no problems buying Lenovo notebooks, or some no brand networking components with God knows what hidden in firmware. It's all about noise.

    I think Apple is inherently more secure than Android, doesn't mean they can't screw up.
    03-15-2014 09:46 PM
  16. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I don't feel as secure on Android. If iOS 8 didn't have any of those vulnerabilities, wouldn't an iOS 8 jailbreak be non-existent?
    03-15-2014 10:25 PM
  17. qbnkelt's Avatar
    In fact, I'm shocked with the 10.2.1 move to allow direct downloads of Android Apps. Big mistake...also cross platform BBM while great in theory is potentially an issue as well.

    I'm just as confident on my iPhone 5s as I was with my prior 14 BlackBerry's from the 7100 through the Z30.




    Sent from my iPhone 5s on VZW from Philly
    This^.

    I've got a BlackBerry Q10 and I refuse to get apps from third party sites like 1mobile. That's all the rage now. I can't for the life of me understand how one can talk of security in one breath and in the next load unsupported unpatched apps from an uncontrolled third party site.

    Needless to day I'm at odds with the majority of the very loud proponents of this practice.

    As far as apps, all I'll say is that my banking and insurance apps are on my iPhone. None on my SGIII.


    Sent from my GORGEOUS, AWESOME Gold 64G iPhone 5s via Tapatalk
    06-26-2014 05:16 AM
  18. BBFunGuy's Avatar
    It cannot be done! People want insecure, no matter what platform. What can Apple do? Block Facebook?
    07-04-2014 03:57 AM
  19. Yossi12's Avatar
    If that's what has to be done, then that's what Apple should do.
    07-31-2014 10:41 PM
  20. ajl's Avatar
    A lot more than you'd expect.


    Sent from my iPhone using iMore Forums
    08-01-2014 05:57 AM
  21. Speedygi's Avatar
    The thing is people want things to be more secure and yet don't want the hassle that security entails.
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    08-01-2014 08:19 AM
  22. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    The thing is people want things to be more secure and yet don't want the hassle that security entails.
    Yep. As Rene keeps posting on the imore blog, it's convenience vs security. You can have more of one but only at the expense of the other.
    08-01-2014 09:54 AM
  23. calebt's Avatar
    We all love are phones and they have become an extension of our self’s, as far as personal data goes I feel safe, but on the other hand I feel the smartphone was the best invention for government to track its citizens.
    Last edited by calebt; 11-13-2014 at 05:55 AM.
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    11-12-2014 10:44 PM
  24. Tech198's Avatar
    i take my own security over Apple any day.

    The way i think of it,, While u can say iPhone's are personal devices, that only extends to the way we use them as well....

    It doesn't matter what Apple does, u can always get round it... it you've got an internet connection: change dns. use a VPN etc...

    Apple doesn't have control over which VPN u must use, so therefore they have no control over the websites u can go to using it.
    12-28-2016 03:39 PM
  25. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    i take my own security over Apple any day.

    The way i think of it,, While u can say iPhone's are personal devices, that only extends to the way we use them as well....

    It doesn't matter what Apple does, u can always get round it... it you've got an internet connection: change dns. use a VPN etc...

    Apple doesn't have control over which VPN u must use, so therefore they have no control over the websites u can go to using it.
    This thread is over 2 years old.
    12-28-2016 07:52 PM
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