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The Remarkable Rise of Android Malware

Feb 13, 2012, 11:04 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes)

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"The upshot of this is that most Android handset owners are one, if not several, versions behind the latest.

"The second pressure on the Android platform is from malware. The bad guys have begun a new land rush into uncharted territory, hoping to cash in on a new gold rush. While fragmentation is undoubtedly a big problem for Google, Android developers and Android users, the malware threat is far more serious because it threatens to undermine confidence in the entire platform. This is especially true when it?s compared to more secure mobile platforms such as iOS and Windows Phone.

"But just how bad is the malware threat facing Android? I won't sugarcoat it for you. It's pretty bad."

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