Android Malware Tripled in 2012

In just one year is Android devices infected with malware increased from 10.8 million to 32.8 million. However, China, India and Russia are most vulnerable.

Android Malware tripled in 2012. Malware for mobiles and tablets is by all accounts in rapid development.

In a report from mobile-security distributor NQ, it is concluded that Android devices infected with malware increased from 10.8 million in 2011 to 32.8 million in 2012.

Furthermore, they conclude that nearly 95 percent of all malware detected in 2012, was designed specifically for the Android platform, making Google’s mobile operating system for the most vulnerable to cybercriminals.

No need to panic

Although the increase is notable, need Android users at home not be panicked yet. Firstly, there exists most malware in markets such as China, India and Russia.

You can prevent much malware by only download applications from trusted sources such as Google Play, but even here you need to be a bit careful, as there are also here at home is flourishing malware in increasingly easier.

The only sensible advice is to look good for before to download applications and special notice to the provider.