I guess open does beat closed.
Excellent use of subtle FUD there, followed up, of course, by the snarky comment. Something I’ve learned on the internet: follow the source. Let’s click through and take a look at the article.
A cautionary memo put out by the US Department of Homeland Security and the US Department of Justice shows that, according to the government’s findings, only 0.7 percent of all mobile malware is designed to take advantage of iOS. This figure is in stark contrast to the Android OS, which the memo reports accounts for 79 percent of mobile malware threats.
In addition to ranking both iOS and Android, the report shows that 19 percent of malware is designed to affect the Symbian OS, 0.3 percent for Windows Phone and 0.3 percent for BlackBerry.
Right, so nothing actually “affected” there, these are just the 2012 statistics for the possible threats of known malware. Clicking through again, the original source mentions nothing of affected users either.
Curious that Gruber didn’t link to The Next Web’s article (credited in the tuaw.com piece), but I guess it’s harder to drop snarky remarks when accurate reporting doesn’t fit your world view.