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The popularity and openness of Google's mobile OS has led to a 90 percent jump in malware targeting Android devices this year, says security vendor Fortinet.
Apple's mobile OS is more secure than Android, but malware poses an increasing risk to all mobile devices and platforms, according to a new report from McAfee.
Modern mobile devices don't suffer the same vulnerabilities as PCs, and those selling antivirus software for Android, iOS, and BlackBerry OS shouldn't be trusted.
Android tops the charts in mobile malware, largely due to the failure of Google's Android Market to properly review apps before they hit the marketplace, says a new report from Juniper Networks.
Android malware is up 472 percent since July, according to a study that blames the lax review process on Google's Android Market.
Apps infected with malware grew five-fold since January, Lookout mobile threat report finds.
The malware is launched after a user tries to place a call. The conversation is stored in the .amr file format, research at CA say.
Google pulls Trojanized Android apps, and researchers warn of malware in alternative Android markets in China and of an Android version of the Zitmo banking Trojan.
Mobile security firm Lookout reports that about two dozen apps were found to contain malware. Google has not yet commented.
Company pulls 21 mobile apps from its Android Market and people's Android devices after finding they were infected with malware called DroidDream, according to enthusiast sites.