“Banking applications on Android phones are most vulnerable to cyber crime, the chief executive and co-founder of Russian anti-virus software maker Kaspersky Lab said on Monday,” Steven Scheer reports for Reuters.

“Eugene Kaspersky said 99 percent of mobile attacks are towards Android-based phones, since Apple has strict controls and does not allow third-party applications,” Scheer reports. “‘I expect something really bad to happen to change people’s minds and awareness,’ he said, noting that it took the Chernobyl virus in 1998 for people to properly protect their computers.”

Scheer reports, “He said it was hard to determine where most cyber attacks are coming from geographically but cyber criminals typically speak Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Android is “open,” as in, your bank account to criminals.

Google’s Android. “Open” in all the wrong ways.™

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Citymark" for the heads up.]

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