Ten Riskiest Phones

Thanks to Bit9 for this one. Apparently some Android phones are no longer getting software updates which leaves bugs un-patched and loopholes unclosed. Here, according to Bit9, are the ten most vulnerable phones:

Samsung Galaxy Mini


HTC Desire


Sony Ericsson Xperia X10


Sanyo Zio


HTC Wildfire


Samsung Epic 4G


LG Optimus S


Samsung Galaxy S


Motorola Droid X


LG Optimus One

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  1. Berrn
    February 01, 2012 13:18

    I got an Android update come through to my HTC Desire only a couple of weeks ago.
    Nokia only gave infrequent updates and only if you logged onto their site and checked and then followed a complicated back up and update process

  2. Sceptic
    January 24, 2012 11:31

    I recall the term ‘rooting’ from my youth, though I strongly suspect that in today’s parlance it means someting entirely different.
    Can someone enlighten me as I am now the proud owner of a smart(ish) phone and feel like I’m being left out of a fun party.

  3. NC
    January 24, 2012 11:14

    I have argued with HTC directly as I’m a Desire user about this….
    I ended up rooting & roming my handset to free up memory (major issue with this handset).
    Best thing I ever did to the phone if you ask me!
    I won’t be buying another HTC phone in my lifetime

  4. martijn
    January 20, 2012 06:48

    why would model A with SW X be more “risky” than model B with same SW X?
    Due to popularity of the phone (i.e. bigger potential market for the virus writer)?

  5. January 18, 2012 08:23

    I’d suggest to add “Android” to the title, since it appears as though non-Android phones are not risky at all :-)
    There are tonnes of other phones with varying degrees of Smarts that also don’t get software upgrades too often.
    That said, not getting software upgrades is no concrete / complete measure of riskiness of a product, phones included.
    Come to think of it, my car has never had a software upgrade, so should I stop driving ?

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