I didn't do much blogging work today, though I did do some good reading. I'm often asked the question: I need a new phone, which phone is safer, Android, Blackberry or iPhone?
My answer is pick the phone that best serves your needs and then use it in a way that is secure:
- Follow safe surfing and email habits while you use your phone.
- Don't respond to communication to your phone (text, email, etc.) unless you know the "caller".
- Don't surf to sites you don't trust.
- Keep control of the phone at all times. Consider using passwords and other security features when you can.
- Purge confidential communications from the phone regularly.
- Limiti the apps you use.
- Understand what the apps do before you download them.
Essentially my take is that it doesn't matter what platform you choose it is how you use the phone that makes it secure or insecure.
A security writer that I follow, George Hulme, has a more technical take on the issue on his Information Week blog in an article titled Which Platform is Safer: Android, Blackberry or iPhone.
And for those wondering, I've chosen the Droid.