Android Malware

android.gifAndroid security seems to be in the news at the moment. As I previously mentioned, the security of Android devices is a worrying area. Today, The Register reports on Cisco’s Annual Security Report that says 99% of all mobile malware targeted Android in 2013. However, malware targeting specific handsets accounted for only 1.2% of the total.

Meanwhile, FireEye have just discovered a new JS sidedoor vulnerability.

Countering this, at the  Virus Bulletin security conference in Berlin, Google security researchers Adrian Ludwig, Eric Davis, and Jon Larimer presented a paper called “Android – practical security from the ground up” that is covered by Android Authority. It was said that less that 0.001% of all app installations lead to harmful effects to the user.