Lookout Warns of Surge in Android Malware
The majority of the malicious apps, the company says, can be found on third-party app stores.
According to Lookout, the number of malicious Android apps identified in less than six months has doubled to 1,000.
"The vast majority of those dubious apps are found on third-party app stores and alternatives to the official Android Market, the company said," writes CNET News' Elinor Mills.
"'2011 has seen the emergence of a credible field of Android malware with a 4 percent yearly likelihood of an Android user encountering malware, which was a significant increase compared to the beginning of the year. In the beginning of 2011 we measured a 1 percent yearly likelihood,' Lookout says in its report, titled 'Malwarenomics: 2012 Mobile Malware Predictions,'" Mills writes.
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