Microsoft describes how it protects Windows Phone against malware

imageWe recently wrote on how the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Justice Department were concerned that close to 80% of malware was on Android.

Now Microsoft has written a post explaining why Windows Phone did not even show up on the pie graph.

Microsoft’s Michael Stroh writes:

  1. The Windows Phone Store is the exclusive consumer source of Windows Phone apps. This helps ensure the quality of the apps that show up in our Store, and on your phones.
  2. Every app is tested and certified by Microsoft so you can feel confident when you download one from the Windows Phone Store. We review every app that developers submit for potential malware and performance issues.
  3. No system is perfect, but if we discover a malicious app, we remove it.

Of course a large part is likely that the small user base has not raised much interest, so there is no reason to get cocky, but certainly Windows Phone does not only have security though obscurity, but also security in depth.

Do our readers feel safe on their Windows Phones? Let us know below.

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