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  • ossobucco2012 ossobucco2012 May 18, 2013 6:14 PM Flag

    Android threats to top one million by year's end....

    Security firm Trend Micro has predicted the number of threats targeting the Android mobile operating system will pass the one million mark by the end of 2013.

    The increase would represent a near tripling of the number of threats currently known to be targeting Android.

    Trend Micro reported that at the end of 2012 it had detected roughly 350,000 threats targeting Google's operating system.

    The figure means that it has taken Android just three years to boast the same number of threats it took Windows XP 14 years to reach.

    "2012 was a year of real evolution in traditional threat and evolution into new platforms and geographies," said Trend Micro vice president of security research, Rik Ferguson.

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    • That little sux shill #$%$ ant wonton has been tying to pump infected GOOG junk on the MSFT board long enough !

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • "The figure means that it has taken Android just three years to boast the same number of threats it took Windows XP 14 years to reach."

      Um, no. The number of "threats" to XP is probably more like 8 million, according to Symantec. It's been doubling every few months for the past few years. I don't keep close track of it, there's no point.

      The excuse that softie shills used to give was that of course the bad guys went after XP, because it was so dominant, that's what it paid to attack. By contrast, there was little point in attacking MacOS or Linux, as so few people used it. The same argument, if it was ever valid, would apply now to Android.

 
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