Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Android shows jump in malware attacks..

Dear Readers

Yet another report..

Recent report from anti-virus maker McAfee has set off a firestorm just in time for the holiday shopping season.  In its third quarter, 2011 report, McAfee claims that attacks against Android based phones have risen significantly this year; 472% in the latest quarter alone.  Juniper Networks security arm backs up this claim, but that has not kept Google, makers of the Linux based Android operating system from going into damage control.

Google voiced out to their words of defends
Google's open source program manager, Chris DiBona had some strong words further fueling the controversy. "No major cell phone has a 'virus' problem in the traditional sense that Windows and some Mac machines have seen. Virus companies are playing on your fears to try to sell you bulls***protection software for Android.”  This statement is partly true. (Click here to read the complete story).

Yes I do agree about the statement made by Chris DiBona. There are some truth about these claims. because in the world of smartphone industry there a so many players that tries to capture the larger pie of the market share be it local market share as well as worldwide market share...so claims such as there are normal in some sense.

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