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August 4, 2011 / David Bleeker

Report: Android Malware on the Rise

According to a recently released report from Lookout Mobile Security, the creation of malware targeted towards Android devices has increased by a factor of five in the past 12 months.

The number of malware applications has risen from 80 in January to more than 400 in June. Between a half million to 1 million people were affected by Android malware in the first half of 2011, according to the report.

Case in point: Two days ago, Dinesh Venkatesan of CA Technologies reported a new Android trojan that can steal account passwords and Social Security numbers by recording phone conversations. [read more]

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