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99.9% of new mobile malware finds a new home on Android phones

Android is a malware haven with 99.9% of new mobile malware targeting Google's mobile OS
| Hacking & Security News | Posted: May 23, 2013 8:29 am

Here's a scary number: 99.9% of new mobile malware detected in Q1 2013 was designed to attack Android-based phones according to a new report released on Kaspersky Labs. Most of these arrive in the form of trojan viruses.

 

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This also includes SMS trojans, which steal money by sending unauthorized texts to premium rate numbers, which are the most common with 63% of total infections. Kaspersky noticed a huge surge in mobile malware for the first quarter of 2013, with the three-month period seeing around half of the total number of malware that the entire of 2012 saw. kas

NEWS SOURCES:Mashable.com

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