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Report says 97% of mobile malware is targeting Android devices

Google Android users face a large amount of mobile malware attacks, with 97% of mobile malware designed specifically to compromise Android devices

| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Mar 28, 2014 3:52 am

Android had a greatly successful year in 2013, capturing around 87 percent of the international smartphone market - but during the same year, the Android community had to deal with a large amount of malware and security threats.

 

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Ninety-seven percent of current mobile malware targets Android, and users will continue to face a large amount of threats moving forward.

 

Security company F-Secure recommends sticking to the Google Play Store to download apps, as one in every 1,000 apps might have had malware - while purchasing or downloading apps from other sources can easily lead to malware infection.

 

Cybercriminals rely on malware for both targeted attacks and to try and infect as many people as possible.

NEWS SOURCES:Forbes.com

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