“A new study has found that iOS remained untouched by malware during the second quarter, while Android faced 76 percent more threats than in the first quarter, making it the most targeted mobile platform,” Josh Ong reports for AppleInsider.

“Google’s Android platform jumped from being the third-most targeted platform for mobile malware in the first quarter to taking the number one spot with 44 cases of malware. Java ME, the second-most targeted platform, had one-third the volume with just 14 exploits,” Ong reports. “Several security firms warned early this month that Android has become increasingly susceptible to attack, while at the same time noting that Apple’s platform is relatively more secure than its rival.”

Ong reports, “In June, Symantec issued a report that found iOS to have ‘full protection’ against malware attacks, while Android was characterized as having ‘little protection.'”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Sarah” for the heads up.]