Don't get me wrong. There are plenty of real dangers. But it's really not that difficult to prevent getting a single malware on your phone. And as far as iOS apps are concerned. How do you know they are safe? The reason that malware is discovered on Android is precisely because the OS is open.
A while ago, the Camera+ app which used the Volume buttons for taking snaps was rejected from the AppStore *after* it was approved. How did it get the hidden feature through the approval process? It was discovered and rejected because it violated AppStore policies. How do you know how much malware has made through and not been discovered?
Charlie Miller snuck in a prototype malware program into the App Store. Apple did not discover it until he publicly announced it and got the app rejected. How do you know hoe much malware there really is floating around in the App Store?
Give me the choice of checking the permissions any day. I let Google's Bouncer do the grunt work, but still search myself. Likewise Apple may well be getting *most* of the malware out, but if something slips through, there is no second line of defense.
So your argument is: Android's 136 threats must be less than iOS's ___ threats, because we don't know what ___ equals, despite F-Secure saying it was zero? So to "prove" F-Secure is wrong about iOS having zero threats, you use the Camera+ app as an example of "how much malware has made it through and not been discovered." LOL. Camera+ is not malware. It was pulled for violating Apple's Human Interface Guidelines. F-Secure would not classify that as malware, trojan, or PUA. And yet you do as part of your FUD campaign against iOS? Why don't you count ALL of the iOS apps that have been rejected for violating Apple's HIG rules as evidence of malware on iOS? That might add up to a high number, LOL.
"These guys [Apple] are really, really good. This [iPhone] is different." --Mike Lazaridis, RIM co-CEO