As China surpasses the US as the largest market for smartphones, the amount of Android malware also increases. By Jason Ankeny
Despite Google’s ongoing efforts to eliminate threats from its Play storefront, security firm F-Secure identified 51,447 unique samples of Android malware during the third-quarter of 2012, up from 5,033 in the previous quarter.
“The surge may better be attributed as a natural consequence of the continued high growth in Android smartphone adoption this quarter, particularly in regions such as China and Russia,” F-Secure said in an article. “These expanding markets have also been notable for the proliferation of less-secure third-party apps markets, which are popular with users for various reasons.”
FierceMobileContent: Android malware surges to new highs in Q3; TelecomTV content partner.
please sign in to rate this article