17 Nov '11, 12am

Staggering surge in Android gadget viruses: Juniper

Staggering surge in Android gadget viruses: Juniper

The arsenal of malicious code aimed at Android-powered gadgets has grown exponentially, with criminals hiding viruses in applications people download to devices, according to Juniper Networks. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - The arsenal of malicious code aimed at Android-powered gadgets has grown exponentially, with criminals hiding viruses in applications people download to devices, according to Juniper Networks. The computer systems specialty firm's Global Threat Center found 'staggering growth' in mobile 'malware' targeting the Google-backed Android platform, according to findings available online on Wednesday. Juniper researchers reported seeing a 472 per cent surge in the number of new viruses crafted to attack Android devices since July. Slightly more than half of the malicious applications uncovered were 'spyware' designed to steal messages, location, identi...

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