Thursday, March 07, 2013


I had thought that Linux was relatively invulnerable to hacking so since Android is based on a Linux kernel, I thought Android would also be safe...
WASHINGTON — The Android operating system accounted for 79 percent of all malware infections on smartphones, and the threat is multiplying, a security firm said Thursday.
Finland-based F-Secure said in a report that the free Google operating system, which has been gaining smartphone market share globally, has become the dominant platform targeted by hackers.
"Every quarter, malware authors bring forth new threat families and variants to lure more victims and to update on the existing ones," the F-Secure quarterly report said.

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