Juniper Global Threat Center measured a 472% increase in Android malware from July 2011 through November 2011.
According to security researchers, evidence is mounting that mobile devices are fast becoming a hotbed for malware and malfeasance as hackers look for ways to make money off of data and account information stored on mobile devices. With its open platform and mounting user base – as opposed to Apple's more closed-door policy for iOS apps – Android smartphone and tablets are increasingly attractive targets for mobile malware developers. Here we take a look at how Android malware is spreading, with information from organizations such as the Juniper Global Threat Center and Kaspersky Labs, and what types of attacks are most common.
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