Android users should taste more cautious. The reason, Google’s operating system is increasingly becoming the target of hackers who spread trojans and malware. Symantec even noted, the growth of malware in the Android jumped 300% this year.
“Attacks on the Android malware has increased 300% and we think they will continue to rise again as more and more attacks Android smartphone users,” said Michael Lin, vice president of Mobility Symantec, Symantec Tower, Sydney, Australia.
Enterprise antivirus and internet security is also explained, from 14 million Android APK successful shaped recorded in the database Symantec, confirmed that there are 900 thousand dangerous (malicious) and another 5 million are considered gray (greyware).
“That still greyware is also very suspicious. Therefore, they are very aggressive, make the battery runs out quickly and often spend the bandwidth. So, do not install Android apps from any source that is not clear,” he explained.
Said Lin, from 14 million applications it was only 40% of all applications that are spread across the internet and various Android application store – which turned out not only from the official app store only.
“There are more than 200 other Android app stores outside of Google Play Store, Amazon, or Samsung. So should, be careful. If unprotected Android smartphone, it is definitely going to be the next target of malware threats,” said Symantec boss who daily based in San Francisco, US.
Anticipated Android still dominates about 80% of the circulation of the global smartphone OS. Became popular and increasingly popular not because Android offers many pricing options and the type of handset, ranging from the cheapest to the most expensive.