Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Android Security Threats Surge With Infected ‘Angry Birds’: Tech - Businessweek

This has not been a great PR month for Google so far.  On a brighter note, Google mentioned, at its Atmosphere event yesterday, that there are now 550,000 Android device activations per day.

Google Inc.’s Android operating system for mobile devices has had an almost sixfold increase in threats such as spyware and viruses since July, according to Juniper Networks Inc. That may increase the perception that Apple devices are safer than smartphones and tablets that run on Android, said Juniper.

“You’re not going to see nearly the number of infections on Apple as you see on Android,” said Dan Hoffman, who leads a team tracking mobile threats for Sunnyvale, California-based Juniper, the second-largest maker of networking equipment.

Android Security Threats Surge With Infected ‘Angry Birds’: Tech - Businessweek

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