Tuesday, November 12, 2013
In the third quarter increased the number of threats to mobile platforms
The company F-Secure Labs, dedicated to security issues , published a report for the third quarter of 2013 on threats to mobile platforms. According to a document from July to September, it was discovered 259 new families of malicious software and versions of existing viruses. 252 of them are created for the Android platform, and only 7 - for Symbian. Note that in the second quarter, the number of new families of malware has reached 205.
Most of the detected threats ( 88%) - Trojan Horses, 2.7% - Trojans, spyware, trojans 1.6% of downloaders. 2.3 % was contributed by malicious applications, 1.9 % - the share of instruments to monitor, at 0.4 % - on the exploits, tools for hacking, trojan droppers and spyware.
In addition, in July of this year, he discovered a new set of tools Androrat APK, simplifying the process of introducing malicious code into legitimate Android - application. According to the report , increasing not only the number of malware for mobile platforms - malware is constantly being improved and become more complicated. For example, every fifth threat - it's a bot.
Due to security measures the least amount of harmful applications appears in the online- store Google Play. However, a particular concern for people are not caused by questionable applications, and the fact that Google collects their data .
"People understand that giving their personal information technology giants - the question doubtful, however, they daily provide all the same data as questionable applications ", - said security consultant company F-Secure Labs Sean Sullivan.
More information about the report you can be found here .