Android to be Next Front for Cyber Attack in 2010

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By: Chuong Nguyen | Date: 30-Dec-09

As if defending your computer against worms, Trojans, and malware wasn't enough, a new report from Kaspersky--a firm that coincidentally also makes software to protect against such internet attacks--predicts that 2010 will be the year for Android attacks. While tech analysts have predicted Android growth in 2010, Kaspersky analyst Roel Schouwenberg predicts that Android will be also be the target for cyber attacks:

'Android users, in particular, seem ripe for plundering. "The increasing popularity of mobile phones running the Android operating system, combined with a lack of effective checks to ensure third-party software applications are secure, will lead to a number of high-profile malware outbreaks," he says.

Cyber-security firms have in the past made predictions and attempts to push virus protection software to smartphone users, but to date there hasn't been too many attacks on many platforms. Attacks on the mobile front have been far fewer than on the desktop, but that could change as more people migrate to smartphones to maintain computing powers while on the go.


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