The annual security report from Cisco is now official, with statements that reveal a concerning news for all Android users in terms of security breach for almost 99% of those devices running on Android. Cisco`s report states that in 2013, 99% of all Android smartphones presented mobile malware. Additionally, Android users also faced the highest rate of web-malwares as it can be seen in the graphics below. That means, that there is a constant danger out there for your device to receive dangerous malware with just a click away. So, what measures should we take?
As our source announces us, we shouldn’t be so worried about this concerning news. This doesn’t mean that we will not browse the internet from our smartphone or tablet anymore. Cisco also notifies us that there was only a 1.2 percent of malware encounters, targeting specific devices. Other than that, there were probably intentions of phishing, likejacking, or forcible redirects on the web.
The most common malware encounter was Andr/Odplugin-A, which smoothly ran through legitimate apps but sold on unofficial markets. Just make sure you resume your downloads with the Google Play Store and everything will be alright with your device.
Also very important to notice is that the Apple didn’t share any comments concerning this malware report, as it seems that their iOS operating system has not been affect by any suspicious malware last year. This is why there were no comment made by Phil Schiller, the senior vice president of Apple, who also shared a link to the report on Twitter. Perhaps it is an iteration of him trying to show the vulnerability that the Android system is having in front of any malware coming via the internet, as opposed to the iOS system, which is supposed to be unbreakable.
We are waiting for your opinions and comments on that.