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England suffered the highest number of mobile malware in Q1 2014

British smartphone owners faced the largest number of mobile malware attacks during 2014 Q1, according to security company F-Secure

| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Apr 30, 2014 8:41 pm

England faced the largeset amount of mobile malware during the first quarter of 2014, with 15-20 malware files blocked for every 10,000 users, averaging to about one in every 500, according to security firm F-Secure. Following England, the United States, India and Germany each had five to 10 malware blocked per 10,000 users, with Saudi Arabia and Netherlands trailing behind.

 

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Google is being urged to improve Android security, as it could face a drastic issue due to the massive amount of security threats.

 

Also in the report, F-Secure noted that 99 percent of malware during the quarter was aimed at the Android OS - though with software and hardware developers boosting security - many of the attempted intrusions weren't successful. A previous report found 97 percent of mobile malware is targeting Android devices, and threats in 2013 at least doubled year-over-year - with security specialists increasingly informing users to be vigilant about what they install on their smartphones and tablets.

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