Walking the tracks. #NoFilter
Malware targeting mobile devices is rapidly growing in both the number of variants found in the wild and in their complexity and sophistication, but the only platform being actively targeted is Google’s Android, which researchers now say is resembling Windows on the desktop PC.
However, F-Secure’s new report for the latest quarter shows Android now accounts for 136 out of 149 known threats, or 91.3 percent of all malware activity (up from 79 percent in 2012).
91%! Whoa. Guess how much Apple’s iPhone and iPad have: 0%.
Scammers single out Android users with cons that prompt them to update components like Adobe Flash, or direct them to services or job offers that request installation permissions from the user. Once granted, the malware installs code to either make a series of paid calls when the user is sleeping, or install SMS spyware designed to intercept the user’s banking details over what appears to be a secure connection.
Sounds great, it’s a sad day when people have to install anti-virus on their phone…
Those types of attacks are not possible on iOS, where Apple doesn’t give third party developers the ability to ask users for obscure permissions or install the their own backdoors to read users’ SMS messages. This foils the “commodity malware” business of creating exploit packages that can be sold, a market that is thriving on Android.
Luckily I don’t have to worry about that on iOS. Read the rest of the article, lots of scary stats in there about owning an Android phone.
Source: (Apple Insider)
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This is great!
this is so adorable
(1999) Steve Jobs Introduces The World to WiFi
Just look at that response over something we take completely for granted now just 14 years later.
Love the camera man over-the-shoulder as the way to show it on the big screen.
And the hula hoop — look ma, no wires! — is just a brilliant, Steve Jobs touch.
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