CIO: Is Apple’s walled garden showing signs of erosion?

September 30, 2014, Matt Kapko –

Bill Anderson of OptioLabs chatted with Matt Kapko of CIO Magazine regarding the potentially catastrophic security lapse Apple suffered when malicious code injected into a counterfeit version of Xcode into the applications of Chinese developers. Bill comments, “Apple customers take comfort in the preconceived notion that iOS devices aren’t susceptible to malware, because the company checks every app carefully before they’re approved for public availability via the App Store. Despite the latest high-profile security incident, Apple will maintain that perception. There could be additional Apple exploits over the coming year, and we could start getting annoyed by them … but I think [iOS] is going to hold onto that perception of being [more secure] than Android for the foreseeable future.”

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