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Android OS Are The Main Target of Mobile Maleware Attacks

Android OS Are The Main Target of Mobile Maleware Attacks

Android Maleware Chart

Credit: techcrunch

Intel-owned McAfee has published its third quarter security report, which shows that malware targeted towards smartphones running on the Android operating system continues to be on the rise. According to the report, Android operating system solidified its lead as the primary target for new mobile malware. The amount of malware targeted at Android phones jumped nearly 37 percent since last quarter, and puts 2011 on track to be the busiest in mobile and general malware history. Nearly all new mobile malware in Q3 was targeted at Android. This follows a 76 percent rise in Android malware in Q2 of 2011.

At the end of 2010, McAfee predicted that malware would reach the 70 million unique samples by the end of 2011 but has increased this prediction to 75 million unique malware samples reached by year’s end, which is the busiest in malware history, says McAfee. More at Techcrunch:http://techcrunch.com/2011/11/20/mcafee-nearly-all-new-mobile-malware-in-q3-targeted-at-android-phones-up-37-percent/

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