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January 1, 2015

๐ŸŒ Android Targeted by Astonishing 79% of All SmartPhone Malware, because it is More Vulerable to Viruses, According to U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI surveys. According to this survey the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, uncovered by Public Intelligence, the majority of malware targeting mobile operating systems in 2012 was intended directly for Android, becuase its OS is more Vulnerable and has less Security Capability.

๐ŸŒ Android’s lack of security is due to "Android Operating System Fragmentation" as more than 50% of Android users are using Older OS Versions, for fear of having their smartphones or its Apps become inoperable, even though these users are significantly more Vulernable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malware. Newer versions of Android have become more secure, but the user-base is not updating to the new version. There are over 11,800 different Android devices in operation today. Android simply cannot keep up with their Operating System vulnerabilities, nor can the Android designers convince their users to upgrade, which would protect many of them.

๐ŸŒ Security Vulernable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malware is Very Serious Business. These days we have more Confidential Identity information, Bank Accounts, Passwords, Emails, Test Messages, than in any other single device. Keeping our personal information safe and secure is extremely important, perhaps even more important than on our PC computers. Reports such as this among other safety concers are likely the reasons that Apple is spending millions of dollars and thousands of hardware-software engineering hours to protect its iPhone customers.

๐ŸŒ According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI and uncovered by Public Intelligence, the majority of malware targeting mobile operating systems in 2012 was intended for Android. Indeed, Android was targeted by an astonishing 79 percent of all smartphone malware. The following is an excerpt from the Unclassified report from a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI.

๐ŸŒ (U//FOUO) Android mobile operating system (OS) continues to be a primary target for malware attacks due to its market share and open source architecture.

๐ŸŒ Industry reporting indicates 44% of Android users are still using versions 2.3.3 through 2.3.7-known as Gingerbread, which were released in 2011, and have a number of security vulnerabilities that were fixed in later versions. The growing use of mobile devices by federal, state, and local authorities makes it more important than ever to keep mobile OS patched and up-to-date. The following are some known security threats to mobile OS and mitigation steps.

๐ŸŒ Android was targeted by an astonishing 79% of all smartphone malware that year far more than any other OS. The agencies found that Apple’s iOS was targeted by 0.7% of malware attacks, Windows Phone and BlackBerry by 0.3% and Symbian OS by 19%.

๐ŸŒ In a memo citing the research circulated nationwide to law enforcement, security and emergency personnel, the DHS and FBI note that a significant number of Android users continue to run older versions of the OS that leave them open to a number of security vulnerabilities โ€” something companies with rival operating systems love to point out.

๐ŸŒ Recall that over 93% of Apple iOS users, about 400 million of them, have updated to the iOS6 which contains all the latest Protection against Security Vulernable to Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Spyware, and Malware. This is largely why Apple’s iOS has experienced less than 1% of such vulernabilities.


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