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Posted 17 November 2011 - 12:34 PM

Mobile phones running on Google's Android operating system are experiencing a "malware epidemic," with the amount of malicious software having risen nearly fivefold since July, according to a post by the security company Juniper Networks.

More than half of the smartphones sold worldwide in the third quarter of the year use Android software, the research firm Gartner said this week. And as the platform grows, so do its malware woes. Cybersecurity firm McAfee reported in August that Android had become the number-one target for malicious software.


See the full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/17/android-malware-epidemic-infographic_n_1099220.html

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 04:37 PM

Popularity = opportunity to attack.

Maybe I should get a Windows Phone 7. Nobody uses those. :P
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 05:37 PM

Actually Windows Phone 7 is popular. Maybe not as android phones but there are several websites and forums that deal with Windows Phones. I came from 2 of them. Gave up on cell phones cause I could not afford my habbit for them.
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 06:41 PM

I was joking. Still, the market share is much smaller compared to Android and iOS:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Phone#Market_share
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smartphone#Operating_system_market_shares

But then again, it's a Micro$oft product, so you never know how secure it may be. :P

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:12 PM

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:34 PM

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:34 AM

Maybe I should get a Windows Phone 7. Nobody uses those. :P


I do, I do :)

I think this would be relatively easy to solve - just tighten up the Marketplace rules. You could still allow side-loading and then just blame it on the user or you could stop this completely (like iOS and WP7) but I don't think that would go down well with the Android community.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 05:11 PM

Phew, i am running Symbian on my Nokia E71 but i already had in mind on getting a HTC HD7 which is a Windows Phone :D

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 06:02 PM

A lot of Android malware released in Chinese Android markets.
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 11:52 PM

I love my android phone, I do have a antivirus for it (though I question exactly how efficient it is, it seems to be more of a nieusance) and I have yet to have any malicious software problems-and I have dozens of apps Ive downloaded, both from the market and from third party sites. . .never had a problem. I love my android phone, and don't plan on ever switching. Course, Ive also rooted my phone, so I imagine if I ever do have problems, Ill probably just get rid of that version of android and load my own version onto it. . .

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