Posts Tagged ‘mobile malware’

Kaspersky LabAccording to Kaspersky Lab’s analysis report, in 2013, the number of malware for Android has reached its absolute peak.

In late January 2014 in the Google Play experts found 200 thousand unique samples of malicious software for mobile platforms.

For the Android platform, there are over 10 million malicious applications, noted Kaspersky Lab experts, in its latest report. According to them, the end of January 2014 in Google Play and other resources they have found 200 thousand unique samples of malware for mobile platforms, which was masked as normal applications. It is worth noting that in November last year, the figure was less than 34% – 148 thousand samples. (more…)

G DataMobile viruses are rapidly evolving, and in the first half of 2013, their number an increase of 180 percent 180%.

According to experts of the German anti-virus company G Data, for the first 6 months of this year, it was discovered more than 519 thousand new malicious programs for the Android, while in the second half of 2012, the figure was about 185,000. Daily products G Data detected 2,868 new malware aimed at users of the platform. It is noteworthy that in the first half of last year it was discovered a little more than 29.5 million new threats.

To date, Android is the absolute leader among mobile platforms on the number of targeted malware on it. This is not only the prevalence of gadgets running on the Linux operating system, but also the availability of emerging lately special tools (malware kit), with which the creation of malware under the force of even the most experienced users. Moreover, the virus writers are more often disguise malicious code in applications, which makes the analysis of such software. As a result, an infected attachment remains active for a long time on the device and can be used by hackers in their own selfish purposes. (more…)

Protecting smartphone from virusesProtecting your smartphone from viruses

At last week’s DailyComm edition has been reported that in just one year the number of malicious programs for the Android OS has grown by an impressive 614%. However, to protect your gadgets from viruses is very simple – here are the five most common ways to do this.

So, here are the most effective ways to protect your smart phone, regardless of which operating system it is running. They are simple and banal, but, as the shows statistics of infection of mobile malware, not all users follow these rules. (more…)