Recently, Nokia unveiled market safety report. Almost 60% of mobile devices infected with viruses in the world runs the Android operating system. The study also shows that on average of 0.94% of all Android devices are infected with viruses every month.
Nokia: Android Is The Most Vulnerable Platform
Recently, Nokia unveiled market safety report. Nokia had studies 100 million devices in Europe, Asia, and North America and it clearly states that almost 60% of mobile devices infected with viruses in the world runs the Android operating system.
28% of the infected devices are running on Windows operating system where only 3% of infected devices are running iOS. The study also shows that on average of 0.94% of all Android devices are infected with viruses every month.
The study was actually conducted by NetGuard, which is owned by Nokia. Nokia also states that the overall infection rate for all devices was 0.68% and Windows devices which are using dongles or tethered connections from mobile phones have recorded the infection rate of 0.2%.
Kevin McNamme, Director of Nokia’s Alcatel-Lucent Kindsight Security Labs told ZDNet in an interview “The Android platform is the most highly targeted by cybercriminals. Google has done an excellent job with Google Play Protect and they’re really securing the app infrastructure for the Android devices.”
“The main threat vector for Android phones is trojanised apps. In the Android space, Google has tried to address this by doing a good job securing Google Play,”
There are some other major reasons why Android had scored such bad points, the existence of third-party app store also plays a key role in infecting devices. There are lots of third-party app stores out there that pushes malware and viruses into the Android devices.
Google is also struggling to put on enough security measures to avoid malware or viruses from entering into the Play Store. Google just unveiled Play Protect Security services which added a robust security firewall in the Google Play Store.
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