Report: Android the target of 97% of mobile malware last year
posted by Alan F. / Mar 05, 2014, 8:27 PM
The good news, if you live in the U.S., is that these attacks are mostly attempted overseas, with just 5% taking place in the states. Of the top ten countries reporting efforts to infect Android, 75% of the incidents came from Saudi Arabia and India. The top five European countries on the list made up only 15% of the discovered malware cases.The report also says that it would be wrong to say that Google isn't trying to beef up security on Android.
After testing apps from various third party app stores, one third of apps from Android159 were found to contain malware. The good news though, is that a puny .1% of apps from the Google Play Store were infected.
via: TheNextWeb via WMPoweruser
Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012
posted on Mar 05, 2014, 8:29 PM 2
Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012
So, only 40ish people got attacked in the US. Statistically, that is pretty much nothing.
posted on Mar 05, 2014, 8:34 PM 5
Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011
"The good news though, is that a puny .1% of apps from the Google Play Store were infected." And the really only important portion of this write up. Way to bury the lead, PA. This is the WORST one, and it is almost non-existent as most people on PA have repeatedly said. What this shows is that of all the reasons to pick one OS over the other, all the major players are excellent at protecting you. Considering the amazing number of devices sold, I find that a compliment to all of them.
posted on Mar 05, 2014, 8:44 PM 4
Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 23, 2014
They will target the most famous Operating Systems like android(phones) and windows(pc). But there are antivirus softwares :)
posted on Mar 05, 2014, 9:09 PM 4
Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012
Now trying this out. Better than 360 Security in term of discovering additional junk file related to the uninstalled app. Prompt me to remove. This keep the phone storage neat and prime condition. r.mguard
posted on Mar 05, 2014, 10:27 PM 0
Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014
So there were no attacks on iPhones?
posted on Mar 05, 2014, 10:30 PM 1
Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 23, 2014
"With great power, comes great responsibility." - Android
posted on Mar 05, 2014, 10:34 PM 5
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):