Why iOS and Win­dows are less vul­ner­a­ble to at­tacks:

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Un­like Google, where you can in­stall third party apps that are not listed on Play Store, Ap­ple and Mi­crosoft are re­stric­tive in na­ture. They don’t al­low users to down­load apps from sources apart from Ap­ple App Store and Mi­crosoft Win­dows Mar­ket­place, re­spec­tively.

Apps sub­mit­ted to Ap­ple are thor­oughly re­viewed for mal­ware and viruses be­fore they are ap­proved to be listed on the App Store. How­ever, jail­bro­ken iPhones can be prone to such at­tacks and risks. Ap­ple has com­bined soft­ware, hard­ware and ser­vices de­signed to work to­gether for max­i­mum se­cu­rity and a trans­par­ent user ex­pe­ri­ence. The sys­tem also en­ables apps to run se­curely, with­out com­pro­mis­ing on plat­form in­tegrity.

Win­dows OS, too, is se­cure as Mi­crosoft has added se­cu­rity fea­tures within the API for app de­vel­op­ers. All apps listed un­der the mar­ket­place go through a cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process post sub­mis­sion. The app pack­ages are checked for se­cu­rity tests in­clud­ing viruses and mal­ware, along with tech­ni­cal com­pli­ance tests.

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