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Android had more vulnerabilities than any other OS in 2019

Android is the most popular mobile platform and therefore the most vulnerable. Its market share is high, and developers and attackers are trying to create malware to hack various devices. A skilled hacker can access all the confidential information and can even monitor the movements and conversations. In this, they are helped by "holes" in the operating system and third-party applications.

Researchers from TheBestVPN found that according to 2019 results, the Android operating system is the leader in the number of vulnerabilities. So, last year, there was a discovery of 414 vulnerabilities. But the situation is not so bad. According to experts, the number of vulnerabilities is steadily declining. Thus, if 843 "holes" were found in 2017, then by the end of last year their number was reduced by half.

Experts agree that the "root of the problem" is far from the operating system itself, but from those applications that gain access to system files. Except for hardware components. For example, a recent major exploitation that has affected millions of Android devices is due to chip firmware defects MediaTek.


Android is the OS market leader in vulnerabilities

For its part, Google is committed to improving OS security by publishing regularly patches security. The company also believes that the number of problems security defined in the operating system is not a platform security indicator. This is actually the result of the open nature of Android, but vulnerabilities such as these are a disadvantage. That is why Apple iOS was not on the list.

It is worth noting that Google recently fixed 71 Android security vulnerabilities in the March 2020 patch. Mountain View has fixed 48 brand-related violations provided by Qualcomm. The bulletin also mentions several things defects associated with unlocking with fingerprint and connection USB of Android smartphones.


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