Friday, October 4, 2013

Android protection against harmful software was better than previously thought - Reuters

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MOSCOW, October 4 – RIA Novosti. Google has collected statistics on malware for the operating system Android, which shows that for every one million installed applications, only 1,200 are potentially harmful to the user’s information portal Quartz with reference to the performance of Adrian Ludwig, head of security Android, on the Virus Bulletin conference in Berlin. – IT-Portal of sites RIA Novosti >>

However, only some of these cases occur in real malicious applications, in some cases, the system reacts to protect ordinary program with a dangerous functionality, the report said Ludwig.

To obtain such a result more than 1.5 million units of Android software were analyzed using an automated protection Verify Apps, which appeared in the last year.

According to Google, about 40% of malware is designed to make toll calls and sending SMS-messages, another 40% is intended for root-system access, and 15% is classified as spyware. Occupy the remainder of the application with a different virus functionality.

Currently Android is the most popular operating system for mobile devices in the world, ranking in the third quarter, 79% of the market, according to research firm IDC.

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