I am curious how safe is having an Fairphone 3 with Android. Can hackers get into the phone and steal all data, including photos and messages? I come from having an iphone for more than 6 years and never had a phone with android. Is it safe to have one? Can hackers root the device and install hidden apps?
How safe is Android on a Fairphone 3 compared to Apple iOS? Or compared to Samsung which is based on Android but comes with Knox, the security foundation built into Samsung devices?
Do I need to install an antivirus or is it safe without one?
Can I go with older Android versions or do I need to update to Android 11 for security updates?
Do hackers have a easier job to dig into Fairphones because the code is open source?