In the battle between smart phone rivals iPhone and Android, the
iPhone’s closed operating system makes it less open to viruses, and
therefore a lot safer than the Google Android, says Sergey Golovanov, a
malware researcher at Kaspersky Lab in Moscow.
Techies like Golovanov might know that Android is a malware accident
waiting to happen, but most people walking around with it do not.
Especially when it comes to security breaches done through fake quick
response codes, or QR codes (crossword puzzle looking bar code
scan-able by some smart phones), the iPhone is a lot safer, he says.