Monday, March 11, 2013
For Android is written 79% of mobile malicious programs
In 2012, Android has become a target for 79% of produced malicious software. A year earlier the rate was 65%.
Only in the fourth quarter, the share of Android had 96 brand new viral families, and with the variants of malicious codes, the number of new threats in the hundreds. F-Secure notes that in the last quarter of 2012, the most popular Android-malware are various codes that perform certain operations with SMS-messaging and premium SMS-numbers. Of the 96 new families of 21 was focused on the secret SMS messages sent to short numbers.
Are also gaining popularity among virusopisataley and relatively new SMS-malicious programs, which themselves create short messages and use social engineering to mislead users and in some way to force him to make a payment to the fraudsters. Also quite popular are the malicious code steals mobile banking details and pass them to the background fraudsters.
Second only in popularity among Android malware was a system Symbian, which accounted for 19% of infections, compared with 29% last year. In F-Secure said that the fall in the number of malicious programs due to fall in the most popular Symbian.
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