David Maynor's partner, Robert Graham:
The thing that interests us most, though, is that we think the iPhone is inherently more secure than competing smartphones (such as those based on Windows Mobile or Symbian).
Graham's reason for this conclusion is the integration to iTunes which automatically checks for software updates.
Another reason he didn't mention and one the Macalope's been mulling over in his head for several months is Apple's much-lamented decision to keep the phone closed from developers. When you look at the Month of Apple Bugs, many of the bugs were not in Apple-supplied applications but in third-party apps that run on OS X. Apple has not left iPhone security up to anyone but itself. That may seem like senseless paranoia and the Macalope is not attempting to subscribe to any of the silly intimations made by Steve Jobs about slipshod third-party development. But the company is at least made itself master of its own domain.
So, there you have it. Both sides agree that the iPhone is likely the most secure mobile platform currently available.
Yeah, the Macalope can't believe it either.