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96% of All Smartphone Malware Made for Android in Q4 2012

Posted on the 08 March 2013 by Nrjperera @nrjperera

android-malwareLatest study from the popular security firm, F-Secure points out that Android is accounted for 79% of all mobile malware reported in 2012. This is considered as a 66% rise than the year before. This report also shows that malware writers are focusing more on Android platform as 96% of all smartphone malware in Q4 2012 have been made targeting the Linux-based operating system.

This is bad news for all the Android fans. But, not for Symbian users. Symbian Os only has 19% of all mobile malware, which is 29% lower than 2011. F-Secure says that Symbian malware “will probably go extinct in 2013″ because of the rapid increase in smartphone market.

Learn to protect your Android device and stay safe.

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[Via: Report says Android had 79% of mobile malware threats Examiner]
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Roshan Jerad Perera

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