“Google’s Android mobile-phone platform faces soaring software attacks and has little control over the applications, according to security firm Kaspersky Lab,” Jonathan Browning reports for Bloomberg News.
“Applications loaded with malicious software are infiltrating the Google operating system at a faster rate than hackers did with personal computers at the same stage in development, said Nikolay Grebennikov, chief technology officer for Kaspersky,” Browning reports. “The company identified 70 different types of malware in March, up from two categories in September.”
“‘The growth rate in malware within Android is huge; in the future there will definitely be more,’ Grebennikov said. Kaspersky will offer security on Android in the third quarter of this year,” Browning reports.
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MacDailyNews Take: Sounds like fun times for those who would settle for pale imitations of Apple innovatons.
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