Mobile malware on the rise

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  1. elapsed

    elapsed Registered Member

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    Report: Android malware up 3,325% in 2011

    Summary: Android malware samples had increased from 400 to 13,302 in six months.

    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/report-android-malware-up-3325-in-2011/18449

    You can real the full PDF at the end, which has some impressive statistics:

    Malware in 2010:
    Java ME: 70.3%
    Blackberry: 0.4%
    Windows Mobile: 1.4%
    Symbian: 27.4%
    Android: 0.5%

    Malware in 2011:
    Java ME: 41%
    Blackberry: 0.2%
    Windows Mobile: 0.7%
    Symbian: 11.5%
    Android: 46.7%

    While both iOS and Windows Phone have escaped the malware scene, the PDF does note that both of these can be attacked via discovered vulnerabilities.
     
  2. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    There's been a "Mobile Malware On The Rise" every month for the past year.

    I'll read this later though - thanks.
     
  3. elapsed

    elapsed Registered Member

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    So true =P
     
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