March 4, 2014
2013 saw the advancement of malware on mobile devices. A proliferation that worries because, far from slowing down, it has accelerated its pace. Additionally, malware developers seem to be clear on their target: 96.5% of the infections detected by security company Fortinet were targeting Android devices. Symbian followed with 3.45% and behind were iOS, BlackBerry, PalmOS and Windows that, together, did not get to harvest 1%.
These are some of the data collected in the 2013 annual report on malware, carried out by the FortiGuard research team at Fortinet. They have also detected more than 1,800 new different families of viruses, most of them targeting the Google platform, while attacks on others such as Symbian have decreased.
via Android accounts for more than 96% of all mobile malware | SiliconWeek.
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