Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Oct 2013 21:46 UTC

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: Numbers are arbitrary.
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 9th Oct 2013 22:14 UTC in reply to "Numbers are arbitrary."
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So if I'm holding two apples right in front of you, I can somehow twist it to make you think I'm holding 1? No, sorry, numbers are (for the most part) absolute. They can be used loosely though, using approximations, etc.

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RE[2]: Numbers are arbitrary.
by jared_wilkes on Thu 10th Oct 2013 00:10 in reply to "RE: Numbers are arbitrary."
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You do understand that this was Thom's argument a few days ago? I am mocking it for how stupid it is by using it against this argument which is also stupid.

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UltraZelda64 Member since:

To be honest, I've been so busy I haven't been around here much lately because I've been busy, so no--I actually wasn't aware of that.

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