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Report Says Android Phone Apps Face Soaring Software Attacks

Apr 22, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Security firm Kaspersky Lab is warning that Google’s Android mobile-phone platform faces soaring software attacks, reports Bloomberg.

The Google operating system is being infiltrated by malware at a faster rate than was seen with personal computers at the same development stage, according to the report. Kaspersky Lab noted 70 different types of malware in March, an increase from just two categories in September.

Google removed malicious applications from its Android Market store last month, after it was found that the applications gathered information about mobile devices and could be used to gather personal data, the story notes.

Android will run on almost 39% of smartphones sold in 2011, the piece says, citing data from market research firm Gartner.

 

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