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Android Mobile Platform Recipient of Maximum Malware Attacks


The new Threat Intelligence Report from Nokia states that the maximum malware attacks waged against mobile platform are targeted on the Android. Accordingly, 68.50% of such malicious attacks are particularly targeted on the operating system of Google. The second most targeted platform is Windows operating system with 27.96% and then 3.54% are targeted at "others" category which as well includes iPhone.


The statistics given are definitely vital for iPhone. That's because not just merely a small number of malware attacks target its users, however, as well because it is incorporated into the "others" group that implies the share may go far below 3.5%.


Apart from the attacks against networks and desktops, those against Android smart-phones happened to be the worst whereby Google's efforts too towards securing its mobile OS as well as Android ecosystem have attackers overpowering them. Android continues to be the key target of malicious software attack on mobile devices at the rate of over 68 percent of incidences. These attacks are due to side-loading applications prevailing in 3rd-party application stores as well as other sources. Evidently, the maximum application stores of the intermediate kind are in China at 96 percent. Nokia's study cites Android to be the most attack prone mobile OS attracting the maximum attacks, whilst the iOS platform of Apple is comparatively more secure.


Nokia explains the key reason for targeting Android most is the once for all enabled side-loading. In spite of the extremely effective Google efforts for making sure there is no malware in its Play Store, Android owners can still load applications via following web-links within electronic mails and text messages. Moreover, within a lot of regions, 3rd-party application stores are commonplace, according to Nokia's research. Deccanchronicle.com posted this on the Web dated November 20, 2017.


While applications included into Google's Play Store have the creditability of being fully clean, it's just very rarely that malicious programs reach Play followed with hijacking its apps which users worldwide may then unwittingly download. People owning Android can take down as well as load applications online devoid of Google Play Store scanning or authenticating them.

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