Sunday November 20, 2011

Android Malware Up 427 Percent Since July

The Android platform is immensely popular and has a multi-million user-base. Like any popular application anywhere, it will attract the attention of malware specialists. Android is now caught in the malware crossfire of continued growth versus tighter security. According to Juniper Networks, malware incidents have increased 427 percent in the last several months.

The security company goes on to blame Android's free-for-all nature that allows anyone with a developer account and $25 to post applications.