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Android App Malware Rates Way Up!

A disturbing story is out today over on ZDNet about Android app malware rates rising by 40%. Ouch! I hope you all are using some sort of anti-malware and anti-virus applications on your Android devices. That, plus only getting apps from trusted sources should help protect you from malware.

Mobile malware in the Android ecosystem has grown by over 40 percent in the past few months, researchers say.

A new report issued by Trend Micro (.pdf) says that high-risk, malicious app rates on the Google Android operating system rose to 718,000 at the end of the second quarter in comparison to 509,000 in the first quarter of this year.

The number of malicious Android apps in circulation surged by over 350,000 in this time period -- which originally took three years to reach when Google's Android operating system became established.

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