Android Malware Infestation a Fast Growing Problem, Report Says
New data published by Juniper Networks shows a whopping 472 percent increase in Android malware samples since July. Yikes! A little more than half of those threats are spyware, while 44 percent are classified as SMS Trojan horses, Juniper says.
All the gory details are listed in a ginormous infographic (see here), and it's not pretty. Malware isn't an idle threat, and according to Juniper, more than three-fourths of all Android smartphone and tablet users access sensitive business information from their Android devices.
In a related blog post, Juniper said it discovered a "trove of malicious applications aimed at Android users hosted across different Russia-based third party app stores," which serves as a reminder to only download Android apps from trusted locations, like Google's Android Market, Amazon, etc.