British Telecom has analysed over 1,000 Android applications to see whether they include malware or anything that would indicate compromised code. The findings were rather shocking. Nearly one-third of the Android apps contain malware in some form. The malware could have been inserted by the developer in order to make money, or then a malware infected computer could have done the work for the developer, hence making money for the original malware creator.
Jill Knesek, head of global security practice at British Telecom, said, “The company has analysed over 1,000 Android applications and the findings were rather shocking. We found that around one-third of the apps were compromised with some form of active or dormant malware. The team has found that almost every device is compromised with some kind of malware. However, it is unclear that whether the code is active or what it is doing.”
A real working anti-virus software should be installed on every Android device with internet connectivity. Another option would to use iOS or Windows Phone, which both are completely closed eco-systems, making malware practically impossible to come by.Read more: via
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