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Mobile malware has increased 614 percent in the last year

Mobile malware has increased 614 percent in the last year
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Mobile malware is greater than ever and the operating system of choice is Android, which receives 92 percent of all identified threats, a new report shows Juniper.

Mobile malware and smartphone manufacturers seem to be in a race neck and neck software, but the new data show that the malware could take the lead.

Juniper Networks has introduced its third annual mobile threats on Tuesday and the results are not pretty. Mobile malware has increased at a rate of 614 per cent from March 2012 to March 2013 - the equivalent of 276,259 malicious programs circulating. Last year, the increase was only 155 per cent.

The report is based on an analysis of more than 1.85 million mobile applications and vulnerabilities in the major mobile operating systems.

As operating systems are operating at an ever increasing rate, Juniper said it was clear that cybercriminals are becoming more entrepreneurial, intelligent and calculated. Instead of trying to break into all systems tend to fetch the most popular android.

Overall, Android dominates nearly 60 percent share of the smartphone market, according to analyst firm Canalys, Apple comparison is just over 19 percent and Microsoft at 18 percent. According to Juniper, 92 percent of all mobile malware detected is specifically targeted at Android.

Most Android users have not updated their devices to the new version, which is another reason why I prefer cybercriminals operating system. From this month, only 4 percent of Android users are running the latest operating system, according to Juniper. Given that users remain in the previous versions, such as Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread, get lost in the new updates to Google Security.

This does not mean that other operating systems are not vulnerable, however. Juniper warns that all operating systems can be used, including Apple iOS.

"Theoretical Exploits for iOS has been demonstrated, as well as methods to sneak in malicious applications iOS App Store cybercriminals But generally avoided Apple products for greener pastures offered Google Android", says the report from Juniper. "This does not mean that iOS is safer than Android."

Most malware attacks are users through SMS Trojans, which trick users send text messages to numbers created by cybercriminals. Forty-eight percent of attacks come from these Trojans SMS, 29 percent are false through facilities, and 19 percent comes from Trojan spy malware.

The most imitated by cybercriminals applications Google Play, Skype, Adobe Flash and Angry Birds. Recently, even malicious "Bad Pigs" application is poorly disguised Piggies popular game on Google Play.

To reduce the risk of infection by mobile malware, users should avoid buy apps from third party app stores, the upgrade to the current version of mobile operating systems do not allow applications to access personal and private information stored on the devices.

"There is no question of mobility will remain a dominant force in any harmful industries. 'Ve found that you have created an easy business opportunity for malware developers are more expert in their approach to quickly transform a income market fast "Juniper Networks mobile Threat Center Director Troy Vennon said in a statement growth. "We hope that the development of PC-based threats, mobile attacks will continue to increase and become more sophisticated in the years to come."

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