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Android Users Targeted by 8,400 New Malware Samples Every Day
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Android Users Targeted by 8,400 New Malware Samples Every Day
27 April 2017, 10:57 pm

Cybercriminals are setting their eyes on Android devices, as 750,000 new Android malware apps were discovered in the first quarter of 2017, which means that almost 8,400 new malware instances were found every day. 

According to security firm G Data, it is expected that by the end of the year, there will be 3.5 million new Android malware samples discovered, up from the 3.25 million discovered last year. 

On the bright side, the year had a slower start than 2016, when more malware files directed at Android devices were discovered. However, the threat level for users of smartphones and tablets running on Android remains high. 

Oftentimes, the firm points out, the issue stems from the fact that older devices do not get updated to the latest Android version. In fact, only 4.9 percent of smartphone and tablet users have Android 7 Nougat, which has bee... (read more)

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