Android is celebrating its 5th Birthday with 1.3 Million activation each day and expecting a billion activation before its 6th birthday ,a question still remains.
Unfortunately the latest report from F-Secure says no.The F-Secure Mobile threat report Q3 2012 says that there is an increase of 51447 unique malware samples in Android Platform.The increase in malware occurred even after the release of Google Bouncer,a new layer security for Android Market.Google claimed that bouncer will produce a 40% drop in malicious Android Apps .
One of the reasons for this huge increase in the malware is the growth of Android application in Chinese market.China is now the largest market of the Smartphone ,in which android handles 81%.These regions are beyond the Google Bouncer boundary.
F-Secure Report says that they have found 42 new families of malware in Android and new variants of some of the existing families.
Don't think that Android is the only mobile OS which face threats.As Per F secure there was a 17% increase in Symbian Based malware in which they have found 21 new families .Most of them were originated from China.When it comes to Blackberry the latest discovery is Zitmo Malware (a variant of zeus Trojan) .This malware steals the bank transaction numbers send to the customers from the bank.Another significant discovery was Finspy Trojan.
Mobile Threats By Platform as per F-Secure Report
Android - 66.8%
Symbian - 29.8%
Windows - 6%
J2me - 1.1%
IOS - 1.1%
Mobile Threats By Type
Trojan - 71.5%
Trojan Downloader -1.3%
Trojan Spy - 4.5%
Adware - 3%
Hack Tools -3%
Monitoring Tools - 6%
Spyware - 3%
Sources : F-Secure,Kaspersky
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