Monday, April 18, 2016

Android-virus number increased by 40% – BBC

The total number of viruses for the Android mobile operating system has increased by 40% over the past year. This is stated in the annual report on threats to Symantec’s network.

It is reported that for 2015 were about 14 thousand. “Infections» Android-device viruses. For comparison, the iOS-devices grew by only 9%. According to experts, the operating system from Google has become a goal of most viruses in the world.

In addition, the experts talked about the growth of the number of zero-day vulnerabilities. Their number has increased by 125% (54 vulnerabilities) when compared with the 2014 year. Most of them have been discovered in Internet Explorer and Adobe Flash Player, while 4 of the 5 most common vulnerabilities falls on Flash Player.

Earlier, the researchers found the virus for Android, which is capable of removing all data from the device.


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