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October 28, 2012

Android Malware Takes off, Mostly Outside the U.S.

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By Robert Lemos, eWeek

Attacks on mobile devices using malicious code continue to focus on Android, with 175,000 programs found in the last quarter, according to a Trend Micro report. Attackers are continuing to focus more heavily on mobile devices, and in particular those running Google’s Android operating system, posting 175,000 malicious or suspicious programs to app stores, according a report published by security firm Trend Micro on Oct. 22. The activity in the third quarter is a steep increase from the previous quarter when the firm only found 30,000 apps that appeared to take malicious actions or aggressively gather information on a user. While mobile operating systems typically have more security controls than their desktop counterparts, much of the popular Android operating system’s security relies on a knowledgeable user and regular policing by Google, said Raimund Genes, chief technology officer for Trend Micro.

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