Study: increasing the proportion of malware on mobile devices, and ‘Android’ is the most affected




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Study: increasing the proportion of malware on mobile devices, and ‘Android’ is the most affected

Company published “NQ Mobile” specialized in services for mobile devices, today announced a study on malicious software over the past year 2012, relying on data collected through specialized laboratories in the security of mobile devices.

According to a study the company, has increased the proportion of malware threats on platforms and operating systems portable devices, over the past year, from 163% to include these threats more than 65,000 distinctive form of what is known as “repackaging applications,” Internet links URL suspicious SMS messages التصيدية . This has dominated the threats, the ones that are particularly targeted operating devices running “Android”, where the increase reached 95% of the threats monitored by the company.

According to “NQ Mobiles”, indicate trends in information security for mobile devices, that these devices will see more attacks, especially serious ones, where a group of researchers security, in the month of February, the identification of a new type of malware that use hardware operating system “Android” as a launch pad for personal computers injury then be connected by a link “USB” USB.

It is noteworthy that the number of mobile devices operating system “Android”, which had been infected malware during 2012, according to the study, reached 32.8 million, double the number that experienced in 2011, noting that the proliferation of devices “Android” is witnessing a steady increase, it noted A recent research study that this year will see the activation of more than 798 million devices “Android”, compared with 300 million beginning in 2012.

For the ranking of countries affected by the malicious software that has China ranked first with 25.5% of its phones, and then India by 19.4%, followed by Russia by 17.9%, while the United States has come, in spite of the large number of users of devices phones on its territory, at a later arranged by 9.8%.

The company attributed the “NQ Mobile” reason and behind the predominance system “Android” in malware vulnerable to security options weaker in older versions of the system such as “Bread الزنجيل” 2.3, one of the most prevalent among versions users to now.

It should be noted that, although the system “Android” is the most affected by the malware, but the system “IOS” iOS recently signed, according to the company, under the weight of some of the free applications that are leaking data to personally identifiable information which may not exist like when other platforms.
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