Cheetah Mobile: 99% of Android phone users faced a potential threat

Almost all Google Android phone users faced a potential threat in 2014, according to Cheetah Mobile.

Published Tue, Apr 21 2015 11:09 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:08 PM CST

A whopping 99 percent of Google Android phone owners faced a potential threat from cybersecurity loopholes, according to the Cheetah Mobile 2014 Mobile Security Report.

Cheetah Mobile: 99% of Android phone users faced a potential threat | TweakTown.com

Mobile users faced a number of different phishing scams, malware attacks, and data leaks in 2014 - and social network phishing is evolving, posing even more threats that users should be aware of.

Android, the most popular mobile operating system, has been applauded for its open source ecosystem - which also gives cybercriminals the ability to easily create malicious tools. Cybersecurity experts recommend running an anti-malware scanner, at the very least, to help identify potential threats that could be avoided.

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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