Comparison between android and iOS Operating System in terms of security

Mohd Shahdi Ahmad, Nur Emyra Musa, Rathidevi Nadarajah, Rosilah Hassan, Nor Effendy Othman

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Abstract

This paper compares between android and iPhone Operating System (iOS) mobile operating systems (MOS) that available in the market which is more specific on the security issue. These issues are reportedly the concern of not only the mobile customers but also the software developers. In achieving security requirements, the MOS developers need to know how to achieve the criteria. The security requirements for MOS are Application Sandboxing, Memory Randomization, Encryption, Data Storage Format and Built-in Antivirus. Application sandboxing enforces permissions, privileges, directories, entitlements and kernel access for a mobile app. Memory randomization ensures that the memory regions of mobile application as well as system shared libraries are all randomized at device and application start-up. Encryption is performed on disk or filer/folder level and also at the interprocess communication level. It is difficult to speak in favor or against the android or the iOS operating system in terms of better security. The way of using the device plays a major role in determining the security level. In terms of storage, all data are stored in Data Storage Format. Data can be stored at internal storage or external storage. To protect the MOS from virus attacks, antivirus need to be installed for increasing security areas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 8th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia - Smart Devices Trend: Technologising Future Lifestyle, Proceedings of CITA 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781479910922
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 8th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia, CITA 2013 - Kota Samarahan
Duration: 1 Jul 20134 Jul 2013

Other

Other2013 8th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia, CITA 2013
CityKota Samarahan
Period1/7/134/7/13

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Data storage equipment
Cryptography
Viruses
Application programs
Communication

Keywords

  • Android
  • iOS
  • MOS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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Ahmad, M. S., Musa, N. E., Nadarajah, R., Hassan, R., & Othman, N. E. (2013). Comparison between android and iOS Operating System in terms of security. In 2013 8th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia - Smart Devices Trend: Technologising Future Lifestyle, Proceedings of CITA 2013 [6637558] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/CITA.2013.6637558

Comparison between android and iOS Operating System in terms of security. / Ahmad, Mohd Shahdi; Musa, Nur Emyra; Nadarajah, Rathidevi; Hassan, Rosilah; Othman, Nor Effendy.

2013 8th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia - Smart Devices Trend: Technologising Future Lifestyle, Proceedings of CITA 2013. IEEE Computer Society, 2013. 6637558.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ahmad, MS, Musa, NE, Nadarajah, R, Hassan, R & Othman, NE 2013, Comparison between android and iOS Operating System in terms of security. in 2013 8th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia - Smart Devices Trend: Technologising Future Lifestyle, Proceedings of CITA 2013., 6637558, IEEE Computer Society, 2013 8th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia, CITA 2013, Kota Samarahan, 1/7/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/CITA.2013.6637558
Ahmad MS, Musa NE, Nadarajah R, Hassan R, Othman NE. Comparison between android and iOS Operating System in terms of security. In 2013 8th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia - Smart Devices Trend: Technologising Future Lifestyle, Proceedings of CITA 2013. IEEE Computer Society. 2013. 6637558 https://doi.org/10.1109/CITA.2013.6637558
Ahmad, Mohd Shahdi ; Musa, Nur Emyra ; Nadarajah, Rathidevi ; Hassan, Rosilah ; Othman, Nor Effendy. / Comparison between android and iOS Operating System in terms of security. 2013 8th International Conference on Information Technology in Asia - Smart Devices Trend: Technologising Future Lifestyle, Proceedings of CITA 2013. IEEE Computer Society, 2013.
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