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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.

Published Wed, Apr 30 2014 3:41 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

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.

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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