Thursday, October 02, 2014

Mobile Malware: Small Numbers, but Growing - NYTimes.com

Tangentially, see Google triples max bounty for Chrome bugs to make the browser safer for users (Engadget)

"Phones can get infected when someone accidentally downloads a malicious app. Clicking some ads can also start downloads of malware, and hackers can even pretend to be a public Wi-Fi hot spot to steal personal data.

Google’s popular Android operating system is the overwhelming target of all these mobile hacking attempts. But Google argues that actual infections are rare, especially in the United States and Europe where most Android phones are running official versions of the operating system and the Google Play or Amazon App Store."
Mobile Malware: Small Numbers, but Growing - NYTimes.com
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