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Android malware surges to new highs in Q3

Posted By TelecomTV One , 06 November 2012 | 0 Comments | (0)
Tags: Google Android security malware apps

As China surpasses the US as the largest market for smartphones, the amount of Android malware also increases. By Jason Ankeny

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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.

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