Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Android Gingerbread 2.3.6 and ICS 4.0.4 - Vulnerable to Mobile Malware

Latest Analysis of Kaspersky Lab for Android Mobile Malware this 3rd Quarter 2012 

Latest result of analysis of Kaspersky Lab for mobile malware shows Gingerbread 2.3.6 and ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) 4.0.4 are vulnerable to malware attacks accounting to 50% of malicious programs detected.

What does it means to every Filipino using Android Operating System?

With increasing smartphone users and cheaper entry level Android phones costing P4,000 in our country, mobile threats and security should also be our consideration.

Android Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich Threats

Number of Malware targetting Android OS and Malware Detected for Q3, 2012

Victims of cybercriminals are Gingerbread users (48%) from version 2.3.3 to 2.3.7 while Ice Cream Sandwich (43%) users from version 4.0.4 to 4.0.4.

Majority of malware are Trojan SMS, this Trojan steals money from the victim's mobile account by sending SMS to premium rate numbers. In addition, OpFake family has become most widespread malicious programs detected which account for 38.3%.

This programs disguise themselves as Opera Mini.

Primary cause of malware attacks are installing software from untrusted sources by using social engineering techniques. So beware of those untrusted sites and free app downloads.

To protect your mobile Android phones from malware attacks, security of your private data and anti-theft features you can install Kaspersky mobile security, Avast! Free mobile security and AVG Free for Android Smartphones.

Kaspersky Lab

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1 comment:

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