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]: Spooky
by henderson101 on Thu 10th Oct 2013 16:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Spooky"
henderson101
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Or, more likely, especially if you have even a modicum of pattern recognition ability - antivirus companies are scumbag liars, and are padding and overestimating their numbers of discovered Android malware families, something they do for Mac OS X as well.


That may be so, but there is/was certainly a lot of Malware in the Play Store. Hopefully it'll all get removed at some point, but if you just install "shiney" apps (which is what kids tend to do), you used to very quickly find Malware. The saving grace is that they banned those push message apps and apps that create extra links - those were seriously bad news. But I'm not convinced still.. bear in mind that I'm a full time Android user now, who dabbles in iPad land and will now only use my old iPhone 4 as a MiFi and for iMessage.

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