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Beware!! Malware "Sneak" On Your Android Smartphone

Written By Wahyu Chukin on May 24, 2013 | 1:29 PM


INFO GADGET - No doubt that the popularity of Android has Google's mobile platform makes it a favorite target of cyber criminals.

However, a recent report from security firm Kaspersky reveals more surprising findings, as many as 99.9 percent of new malware that appeared in the first quarter of 2013 is designed to "roam" on Android devices.

Most of the malware trojan virus category. Trojan types most commonly found is the SMS trojan (which steal money by sending messages to premium numbers) is responsible for 63.6 percent of the attacks.

Kaspersky also reports that the number of mobile malware has increased dramatically at the beginning of this year. During the first three months of 2013, the number of mobile malware has equaled half of the total number recorded in 2012.

Outside the world of mobile gadgets, trends malware injection method to shift toward the use of dangerous links that will infect a user's computer when clicked. As many as 91 percent of malware sent this way.

In terms of malware home country, the United States ranks first with 25.1 percent, followed by Russia and the Netherlands, each of which recorded 19.2 percent and 14.4 percent.
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