Android Malware

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Wed Aug 24 16:31:13 EDT 2011


This just in! Bob gains in popularity as more and more people try to poke him in the eye with a sharp stick! LOL

Bob


On Aug 24, 2011, at 12:49 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:

> Charles Szasz wrote:
> 
>> According to McAfee's Second Quarter report Android malware has increased by 76%. The following was reported by AppleInsider...
> 
> As with nearly any issue, there are many ways to present the data. Here's another view of the same report:
> 
>   Malware becomes the measure of success in smartphone market
> 
>   Android takes the lead with disappointingly small number of
>   threats, as iOS struggles with none
> 
> <http://www.itworld.com/security/196625/malware-becomes-measure-success-smartphone-market>
> 
> 
> I started a reply to some of the details of the report and their implications here, but rather than make another one of my TL/DRs I posted it to the LiveCode Journal blog instead:
> 
> <http://livecodejournal.com/blog.irv?pid=1314196673.686612>
> 
> 
> The bottom line here is well summarized by the portion of the report you had quoted:
> 
>   "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."
> 
> Note that the report suggests no distinction of specific devices or OSes there, but more wisely notes that such considerations apply to all mobile devices.
> 
> --
> Richard Gaskin
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