In rare tweet, Phil Schiller advises Android users to be careful of malware

Thu, Mar 7, 2013


Phil Schiller doesn’t tweet often, but today the Apple executive decided to send out a tweet poking fun at the growing problem of malware on Google’s Android platform.

A few hours ago, he sent out a tweet that read, “Be safe out there:” along with a link to a recent security study conducted by F-Secure which details the growing threat malware poses to Android.

The summary of the report reads:

Android malware has been strengthening its position in the mobile threat scene. Every quarter, malware authors bring forth new threat families and variants to lure more victims and to update on the existing ones. In the fourth quarter alone, 96 new families and variants of Android threats were discovered, which almost doubles the number recorded in the previous quarter. A large portion of this number was contributed by PremiumSMS—a family of malware that generates profit through shady SMS-sending practices—which unleashed 21 new variants.

Check out the full scoop over here at Network World.


, ,

Comments are closed.

eXTReMe Tracker