Android Malware

Charles Szasz cszasz at mac.com
Wed Aug 24 09:16:08 EDT 2011


According to McAfee's Second Quarter report Android malware has increased by 76%. The following was reported by AppleInsider:


A new study has found that iOS remained untouched by malware during the second quarter, while Android faced 76 percent more threats than in the first quarter, making it the most targeted mobile platform.

McAfee detailed the information in its Second Quarter 2011 Threats Report, noting that the "threat landscape of 2011 is undergoing a year of chaos and change," as noted by MacNN.

Google's Android platform jumped from being the third-most targeted platform for mobile malware in the first quarter to taking the number one spot with 44 cases of malware. Java ME, the second-most targeted platform, had one-third the volume with just 14 exploits.

"This increase in threats to such a popular platform should make us evaluate our behavior on mobile devices and the security industry’s preparedness to combat this growth," the report said.



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