Cyber Security

Malware infected as many Android devices as Windows laptops in 2014

“A new report published by Alcatel-Lucent’s Motive Security Labs division says that no less than 16 million mobile devices were hit by malware last year, ZDNet reports, which is an increase of 25% compared to 2013 — comparatively, last year malware infections rose by 20% across the board.

The company says the malware infection rate is at 0.68% for mobile devices, which comes to around 16 million devices worldwide. Downplaying malware infections at its annual Google I/O developers even last year, Google hinted that just 0.5% of total active Android devices might have a malware problem, a percentage that amounted to about 5 million gadgets, according to Google’s own stats at the time.”

Source: Malware infected as many Android devices as Windows laptops in 2014 | BGR

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