Juniper: Android malware growing exponentially

By Rick · 10 replies
Nov 17, 2011
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  1. Juniper Networks has discovered an alarming amount of malware targeting Google's mobile operating system. The company shares what it describes as exponential growth in a lucrative market that is fairly…

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  2. Percent increases are meaningless without a number to back it. 1 piece of malware to 5 pieces of malware next month, OMG 500%.
  3. So does anyone ever actually bother to use those virus scanner apps from the market, like Lookout?
  4. Yes I use lookout.. Was one for first apps I put on my phone.
  5. use BullGuard Mobile Security much more complete.
  6. Tomorrow_Rains

    Tomorrow_Rains TS Enthusiast Posts: 156

    I wouldn't call this news. I'd call it another Apple Vs Android Thread. It's really starting to become annoying.

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    Must be getting pretty popular :p
  8. bexwhitt

    bexwhitt TS Guru Posts: 354   +70

    if there where 2 dodgy apps and another appeared, the growth in malware would be 50%, percentages are meaningless indeed
  9. I use Norton both on my iphone and Sony Ericsson xperia arc.. LoL :p
  10. Lookout? Seriously? Why the hell do we have to put antivirus on our phones!!
  11. To have to put virus / malware protection on a phone is ridiculous. Those programs are resource hogs using processor power and battery. I too think the constant arguments about iPhone vs Android are kind of silly, but I have to admit this is a major advantage for iPhone. There are over 500,000 apps for iPhones and they are all certified to be safe. I used to have a droid, I actually liked it a lot, but I had some problems with it - and switched to an iPhone. Once you really own one/use one, you begin to see why the iPhone is so popular.

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