Android: Top Three Malware Threats and Solutions

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 09-25-2013 Email

Google's Android, the dominant mobile operating system, is the primary target for malware attacks, according to a study released by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Android remains a primary target for malware attacks "due to its [large] market share and open source architecture," according to the report. Furthermore, 44 percent of Android users are still using versions 2.3.3 through 2.3.7, known as Gingerbread, which were released in 2011 and contain security vulnerabilities that were fixed in later versions. The growing use of mobile devices by federal, state, and local authorities makes it more important than ever to keep mobile OSes patched and up-to-date, the report notes. Flip through the following eight slides to learn more about the report, which has been published by the Public Intelligence Website. 

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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