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Windows 7: Mobile malware grows by 614 percent in last year


27 Jun 2013   #1

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Mobile malware grows by 614 percent in last year

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Mobile malware creators and smartphone makers seem to be in a neck-and-neck software race, but new data shows that the malware creators could be taking the lead.

Juniper Networks released its third annual Mobile Threat Report on Tuesday and the findings aren't pretty. Mobile malware grew at a rate of 614 percent from March 2012 to March 2013 -- that's equal to 276,259 malicious apps floating around out there. Last year, the increase was a mere 155 percent.

The report is based on an analysis of more than 1.85 million mobile apps and vulnerabilities across major mobile operating systems.
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27 Jun 2013   #2

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If they receive enough beating from the bad guys, the tablet world may start losing some of it's perceived glitter.
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27 Jun 2013   #3

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I'm glad I don't own an Android
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27 Jun 2013   #4

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Was kind of expected. Android antivirus apps will eventually become the norm, like with PCs.
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27 Jun 2013   #5

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I'm assuming this only effects andriod phones and not iphones or am I wrong? Anyways from what I read in the article,it seems to be mainly andriod phones and ios devices such as iphones are harder to infect due to their specific apple app store being the only way to get apps mainly.
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27 Jun 2013   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
I'm assuming this only effects andriod phones and not iphones or am I wrong? Anyways from what I read in the article,it seems to be mainly andriod phones and ios devices such as iphones are harder to infect due to their specific apple app store being the only way to get apps mainly.
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"Theoretical exploits for iOS have been demonstrated, as well as methods for sneaking malicious applications onto the iOS App store. But cyber criminals have by and large avoided Apple's products in favor of the greener pastures offered by Google Android," Juniper's report reads. "This does not mean that iOS is more secure than Android."
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Android is responsible for 92% of all known mobile malware
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27 Jun 2013   #7

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Android is responsible for 92% of all known mobile malware
Mainly because it is becoming the Windows of mobile ARM devices. While Apple is... well, returning to its corner.
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28 Jun 2013   #8

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If something is more popular than a another thing, then of course it's going to be targeted more; it's simple logic.

There's more malicious code written to run on Windows than for Linux or Apple, since Windows is by far the dominating operating system and the most popular.
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28 Jun 2013   #9

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Let's see if the "usual suspects" can somehow blame this on MS.
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29 Jun 2013   #10

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Well from the users of phones and tablets that I see a big part of the problems is they don't even think of security or want to. They just want to poke and go and to hell with security.
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