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Malware Targeting Android Jumps 76 Percent

Aug 25, 2011, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])

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"With an approximate 12 million unique samples for the first half of 2011, a 22 percent increase over 2010, this has been the busiest first half-year in malware history. With the addition of Q2's numbers, the grand total of total malware samples in McAfee's database has reached approximately 65 million, and McAfee researchers estimate that this 'Malware Zoo' will reach at least 75 million samples by the year's end.

"With the vast amounts of personal and business data now found on user's mobile phones, mobile malware is steadily increasing, often mimicking the same code as PC-based threats.

"In the second quarter of 2011, Android OS-based malware surpassed Symbian OS for the most popular target for mobile malware developers."

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