Published March 4, 2016 This content is archived.

In his latest opinion piece for, Dr. Arun Vishwanath argues that beyond the current controversy over whether or not Apple should unlock iPhones involved in terrorist activities lies a much more insidious problem: if a user downloads an app infected with malware, Apple (but also Google and Android) offers no protection to hacked users. Vishwanath discusses the likelihood of security breaches as situationally aware technology becomes more and more popular, and offers potential solutions to make interacting on our devices more secure.