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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.

Published Sun, Apr 27 2014 3:17 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

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.

Android mobile security still developing, as private sector steps up | TweakTown.com

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."

NEWS SOURCE:usa.kaspersky.com

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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