Android is the most targeted mobile device

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Android is the most targeted mobile device
« on: April 04, 2017, 09:07:50 PM »

A recent SophosLabs statistical analysis comparing the ratio of malware to potentially unwanted applications (PUA) across Windows, Mac and Android illustrates a trend we’ve been seeing for some time: attackers are heavily focused on Android devices.

The analysis also shows the bad guys using PUAs to slip past security sensors and penetrate Android and Mac devices.

When we pull back the lens on the bigger picture, Windows continues to be the most-targeted of all operating systems, SophosLabs researcher Rowland Yu said. But the ferocity against Android is clear.

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