Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: News | Mobile Phones

 

Android has the most malware threats, research shows

Android tops malware threat percentage among other mobile operating systems.

Aug 27 2013, 3:31am CDT | by

1 Updates
Android has the most malware threats, research shows
 
 

YouTube Videos Comments

Full Story

Android has the most malware threats, research shows

Android has the most malware threats, research shows

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.

Old mobile OS, Symbian, trailed with 19 percent while Windows Phone and BlackBerry both averaged 0.3 percent. If you'll come to think of it, the numbers make sense.

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.

Among the strategies include installing a security suite and a Carrier IQ Test–a free application that can detect and remove he malicious software.

 

iPad Air Giveaway. Win a free iPad Air.

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update


Advertisement


More From the Web

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/21" rel="author">Gene Ryan Briones</a>
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.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

American Ebola Patients At Emory University Hospital Saturday
American Ebola Patients At Emory University Hospital Saturday
American Ebola patients will be transported to Atlanta's Emory University Hospital on Saturday, says U.S. State Department. Emory will work closely with local CDC to help patients.
 
 
Katy Perry Praised by President Obama
Katy Perry Praised by President Obama
It was a once-a-lifetime opportunity and the person who availed it was none other than the Firework singer Katy Perry. She was invited to a dinner at the White House in honor of the Special Olympics and Katy decided to...
 
 
Heidi Klum Pic has Zac Posen’s hands on her Naked Boobs
Heidi Klum Pic has Zac Posen’s hands on her Naked Boobs
A recent pic of Heidi Klum had her Project Runway judge Zac Posen’s hands firmly on her naked boobs. It was quite a shocker alright.
 
 
Kelly Rowland is Expecting a Baby Boy
Kelly Rowland is Expecting a Baby Boy
The once-upon-a-time member of Destiny’s Child, Kelly Rowland discussed her pregnancy and the food cravings that came with the territory. And she also revealed her baby's gender accidentally.
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind

The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.

The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.

Read more about The Geek Mind.