Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Malware Likes To Eat Gingerbread

Malware Likes To Eat Gingerbread

Surely just a coincidence that the malware would rather eat bread than ice cream or jelly beans. Cyber Security Company, Kaspersky, revealed the results of a study of malicious applications in the Android.  Apparently, most malware attacking Android version 2.3 Gingerbread.

Not surprisingly, based on data from visitors of Google Play Store, Gingerbread version of Android is the most widely used today.

According to data from the Kaspersky Security Network, from about 1.3 billion threat of malicious software on the Android platform that successfully blocked Kaspersky in the third quarter of this year, as many as 28 per cent target to Android version 2.3.6.

The number is the highest among the other Android versions. The second order, as much as 22 percent of the attacks towards the Android version 4.0.4 or "Ice Cream Sandwich"

Google had anticipated malware attacks and has taken steps to improve the security of the Android operating system. Among other things, by implementing a number of new security features on the Android version 4.2, Jelly Bean. These features are assigned to prevent the installation of the program containing malware.

While to filter malicious applications that do not circulate in the Android ecosystem, the Google Play Store added feature "Bouncer".

Overall, Kaspersky noted a significant decrease in the number of Android malware threats from 14,923 in the second quarter to the third quarter of 9130 in 2012.


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