Aug 27 2013, 3:31am CDT | by Gene Ryan Briones
Albeit we've heard similar reports in the past about Android's propensity to security threats, an unclassified document from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security seems to back-up the previous allegations.
According to the report which has been published by Public Intelligence, Android had the most number of malware threats in 2012, taking 79 percent of the pie. Apple's iOS, on the other hand, had only 0.7 percent.
Android is the world's most popular OS in terms of numbers, not to mention its open-source philosophy which contributed to its success.
The report also reveals three primary security threats on Android - SMS Trojans, Rootkits, and Fake Google Play domains. The report, which can be downloaded here (PDF), also includes mitigation strategies that would help Android users protect their devices from the said security threats.
Gene Ryan Briones
Gene Ryan Briones (Google+) is a technology journalist with a wide experience in writing about the latest trends in the technology industry, ranging from mobile technology, gadgets and robots, as well as computer hardware and software.
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