Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Oct 2013 21:46 UTC
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Until now, Google hasn't talked about malware on Android because it did not have the data or analytic platform to back its security claims. But that changed dramatically today when Google's Android Security chief Adrian Ludwig reported data showing that less than an estimated 0.001% of app installations on Android are able to evade the system's multi-layered defenses and cause harm to users. Android, built on an open innovation model, has quietly resisted the locked down, total control model spawned by decades of Windows malware. Ludwig spoke today at the Virus Bulletin conference in Berlin because he has the data to dispute the claims of pervasive Android malware threats.

This is exactly the kind of data we need, and Google has revealed it all. So, less than 0.001% of application installations on Android - and this specifically includes applications outside of Google Play! - are able to get through Android's multiple layers of security. In other words, saying Android is insecure is a lie.

Thanks to OSNews reader tkeith for pointing out this article.

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RE[2]: Thats disingenous...
by Kivada on Wed 9th Oct 2013 18:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Thats disingenous..."
Kivada
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2010-07-07

Most apps don't read contact lists on Android, please keep that BS to yourself.
GPS location(precise location) is also a rare permission to have.
Approximate location is much more common, but still far from the norm.


Oh really?
https://www.xda-developers.com/android/android-permissions-permissiv...

http://lifehacker.com/5991099/why-does-this-android-app-need-so-man...

http://blog.jammer-store.com/2012/12/may-i-have-that-permission-or-...

http://www.instantfundas.com/2013/03/how-to-check-installed-android...

http://techpp.com/2010/07/30/android-apps-permissions-secure-privat...

http://phandroid.com/2011/04/07/every-wondered-why-pandora-needed-a...

Tracking me for advertising purposes is malware behavior and it's happening more often then you think, just because it doesn't render the phone useless like Windows malware eventually does doesn't mean it's not malware.

Believing otherwise is like giving money to Bernie Madoff and expecting a return on investment.

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