Wow, Malware Attack Android Phones Increased 3000%, Why?
Malicious code or malware have been attack smart phones increasing in number. Juniper Networks Mobile Threat to mention a jump of 155% for the attack in 2011 on all mobile platforms than the previous year.
The cyber criminals are increasingly keen to exploit indicated all mobile platforms, especially now Android mobile operating system is the most popular in the world. The amount of malware targeting Android by Juniper increased 3352% in the last 7 months in 2011.
“Lack of control applications in various Android app stores make the malware developers to focus on this platform,” statement from Juniper Networks Mobile. And also, Android’s market share now stands at 46.9%.
According to Juniper who quoted from ZDNet, Friday (17/02/2012), the developer is quite easy to insert malicious applications to the Android Market. Although eventually detected, Google said it took quite a while before you actually can remove it.
Earlier this month, Google is already doing a precaution. They impose an automatic scan with a tool called Bouncer to identify suspicious applications that will go to the Android Market.
Juniper Research study 793 631 applications and security holes on all popular mobile operating systems. In 2011, SMS Trojan spyware and malware into the type most widely used cyber criminals.
In terms of percentage, 46.7% of malware targeting Android, Java ME 41%, 11.5%, Symbian, Windows Mobile 0.7% and 0.2% BlackBerry. The study revealed iOS malware targeting hard to do because the closed nature of its platform. But there are some no unauthorized applications on the iPhone App Store by Apple.