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#1 Reimar

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:53 AM

ANDROID MALWARE INFECTIONS FOUND TO HAVE TRIPLED IN 2012

By Brad Reed on Apr 15, 2013 at 11:00 PM

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Anyone developing malicious software for mobile devices has set his or her sights almost exclusively on Android at this point. Mobile security vendor NQ has found that Android devices infected with malware grew from 10.8 million in 2011 to 32.8 million in 2012, meaning that the total number of infected devices tripled year-over-year. NQ also found that almost 95% of malware detected in 2012 was designed specifically for Android devices, meaning Google’s mobile operating system is by far the No. 1 target for would-be cybercriminals.


But as InfoWorld’s Brian Katz notes, none of this means that Android users in the United States have all that much to worry about since most mobile malware infections occur in China, India and Russia. What’s more, Katz writes that the vast majority of mobile malware can be avoided if Android users “download apps only from known sources” such as Google Play and the Amazon app store.

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:58 PM

Does the phone have to be rooted to be really vulnerable or is it just something we are going to have to accept?
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Posted 08 January 2014 - 04:28 AM

Its a common rule. when user number increases, Malware attack rises

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 04:45 AM

Its a common rule. when user number increases, Malware attack rises


Sure, at least partly true!!

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 04:45 AM

Its a common rule. when user number increases, Malware attack rises


Sure, at least partly true!!

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 11:18 AM

This worries me, being a newbie with a rooted device .... but HANNSpree don't provide support that will help me to unroot it :(



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 06:18 PM

I say this daily if these malware developers truely becomes more proactive and better productive with their time what a wonderful world of technology we would live in, instead of frieghtening experiences of security threat to our devices

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 01:12 PM

This is not surprising considering the current rise of android and the equal fall of Windows.



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 06:02 AM

Wait, how do you mean it?



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Posted 23 April 2015 - 05:07 PM

thats true i agree