iOS Has App Permissions, Too: And They’re Arguably Better Than Android’s

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by treehouse786, Dec 15, 2013.

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  1. treehouse786

    treehouse786 Registered Member

    Jun 6, 2010
  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

    Nov 6, 2009
    You'll need to root to selectively disable app permissions.
  3. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

    Jan 25, 2009
    I do prefer the way iOS handles permissions. Until I read the article I thought that Android was better in that regard. I still would never own an iPhone or iPad though.
  4. TheWindBringeth

    TheWindBringeth Registered Member

    Feb 29, 2012
    This bit from "How iOS Permissions Work"
    makes it sound as though you can't enable/disable Internet access on an app by app basis. Is that actually the case?! Is there a practical work-around on iOS?
  5. PaulyDefran

    PaulyDefran Registered Member

    Dec 1, 2011
    The article, to me, basically reads as:

    If you don't know what a Terminal is, iOS is better.

    If you do, Android is better.

    All I know is that as root on Android, XPrivacy (Xsposed Framework) and AFWall+ Allow complete control over app privacy, up to, and including spoofing data. Two ROMs I know of, include AppOps as well, Slim and Purity...there may be others. There's also a few 4.4 apps that bring back AppOps. Then there's all the other stuff like hosts files, MAC spoofing, etc...

    What would *really* be a good article, would be one where they lock down both a rooted Nexus device, and a Jail Broken iOS device.

    What does Moxie use? :D
  6. CaixFang

    CaixFang Registered Member

    Mar 24, 2009
    FWIW Andriod appears [currently] to have a MUCH MUCH larger attack vector as it relates to malware and viruses as well. I am currently going through a mobile device management initiative at work (over the past 6 mos) and every ounce of evidence that I have come across points to how enormous the driod attack vector is, and how difficult the devices are to secure [to a reasonable level]. The flip side is that if you know what you are doing / want to code / etc the ability to secure andriod is more accessible than iOS.

    Andriod is so wide open in terms of development that it is a double edged can do ANYTHING, but so can every person you download an app from. iOS closes that model, so apps are safer out of the box, but you rely on Apple for that security and you have less abuility to verify and secure your own device.
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