Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Feb 2014 23:35 UTC

Google's Android head, Sundar Pichai, on security (original in French):

We cannot guarantee that Android is designed to be safe, the format was designed to give more freedom. When people talk about 90% of malware for Android, they must of course take into account the fact that it is the most popular operating system in the world. If I had a company dedicated to malware, I would also be addressing my attacks on Android.

Malware authors may be writing a lot of malware for Android, but they're not very good at it - less than 0.001% of all application installations on Android (in and outside of Google Play) penetrate Android's security.

In other words, this is a complete non-issue - no matter how often antivirus companies and certain bloggers drum it up.

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Even 0.001% is lots of devices
by riha on Fri 28th Feb 2014 12:26 UTC
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Even if we are talking about 0.001% of the softwares, that does not say how many devices that ends up infected. That is the interesting question i would say.

In worst case scenario you could have only 1 single malware that could infect all devices in the world.

Read "in worst case scenario" before you start commenting on my comment.

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