Juniper: Android malware growing exponentially

Rick

TS Evangelist
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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G

Guest

Percent increases are meaningless without a number to back it. 1 piece of malware to 5 pieces of malware next month, OMG 500%.
 
G

Guest

So does anyone ever actually bother to use those virus scanner apps from the market, like Lookout?
 

bexwhitt

TS Evangelist
if there where 2 dodgy apps and another appeared, the growth in malware would be 50%, percentages are meaningless indeed
 
G

Guest

Lookout? Seriously? Why the hell do we have to put antivirus on our phones!!
 
G

Guest

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.