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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

By Anthony Garreffa on May 23, 2013 03:29 am CDT - 0 mins, 28 secs reading time

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

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:mashable.com

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