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Android mobile security still developing, as private sector steps up

Google Android is the most popular smartphone platform, but cybercriminals are routinely looking for security holes they can use to compromise owners
| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Apr 27, 2014 8:17 pm

Mobile security solutions designed to protect smartphones and tablets continues to evolve, and consumers should make use of such solutions, researchers point out. The Google Android platform, which is extremely popular worldwide, also has been targeted by cybercriminals trying to compromise devices.




Companies such as Samsung, which relies heavily on Android for its smartphones and tablets, has worked to ensure hardware boosts Android security efforts. Meanwhile, security companies are ramping up production of security software designed to keep users safer from malware, viruses, and other threats.


"The main task of a mobile security solution is to secure user data from cybercriminal actions and prevent the device from turning into a source of spam or other cyberattacks," said Viktor Chebyshev, Kaspersky Lab Mobile Threat Research Group Manager, in a press statement. "When a user chooses a solution, its impact on the device's performance often becomes a major factor. So it is important that a security product for smartphones and tablets ensures high-level protection against cyberthreats and, at the same time, does not affect the user experience."


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