The growth of Android phones in the marketplace has triggered a huge upward curve in creation and deployment of malware, with Android being responsible for 92% of all known mobile malware. This isn’t a statement against Android, it is proof of their dominance in the market, with over 67% marketshare.
The most prevalent attack, accounting for 48% of the treats, is through SMS messages planting a trojan on the device . Between fake installs, SMS trojans and trojan spyware, 96% of the threats can be accounted for.
What’s a consumer to do? According to the study, 77% of Android threats could be eliminated just by upgrading to the latest OS.
Get a full copy of the Juniper Networks Third Annual Mobile Reports Threat and then take a couple minute to update your OS.