Phil Schiller highlights Android malware problem

Friday, March 8, 2013
By OP Editor

Mobile threats, are they targeting Android, Blackberry, iOS, J2ME, Windows Mobile, or Symbian?

F-Secure mobile threat report 2012 Q4

“Be safe out there”, Apple VP Phil Schiller tweeted yesterday, pointed to this f-secure document (Mobile Threat Report Q4 2012) on the latest mobile malware threats .

Android malware threats 2012 2011 2010

The above threat by platform diagram shows in the past two years, the target of malware makers move from Symbian and Windows Mobile to Android. iOS is still much safer, despite iPhone being the premier smartphone of businesses and iPad being the leading tablet.

This is of course nothing new. From 2010 Google Play (formerly Android Market) approved banking scam app to 2013 Android malware that can infect Windows, Android is the platform open to malware made worst by its sad history of support.


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