Android Malware Infection has the Highest Growth, Overall Infection Lower than Other Platforms

December 17, 2010

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AdaptiveMobile, a mobile security vendor, has stated that it has seen the highest number of mobile malware infections this year. In fact, the number of reports has grown a significant 33-percent over 2009 figures. Google's Android platform has seen the greatest rise in infection with a four-fold increase in the number of exploits in 2010.

However, it's not all bad news for Android. AdaptiveMobile goes on to claim that although it has seen the biggest rise in infection, Android exploits are still relatively low in comparison to other platforms.

The rise is said to be due to cyber criminals targeting what will have the highest market share in the coming years, and with Android growing heavily, it's not surprising that's it has been so heavily targeted.

[Via Cellular-News]

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  • tmc

    When there’s a need, there will be an “APP” to fulfill that need (anti-malware app). Once android started becoming very popular like the IOS (apple), that makes it a significant target for exploitation.

  • mtorres

    So much for “open”. Glad I got rid of the junk that is Android and went with iOS 4.2.1. Low rate of infection compared to what other platform? Pre-Froyo version of Android? LOL.