Android struggles to improve its cybersecurity defense mechanisms

In 2017 nearly 343 new malware versions were discovered every hour for Android systems only, that means over 3 million unique malware targeted Android devices last year. The number of total infections is with 250.000 smaller than the number of 2016, saying that decrease isn’t significant.
Google Play was affected by over 700,000 bad apps which represent an increase of 70% compared to 2016. This number is not surprising because Android is the most popular mobile operating system.

This is an excellent example for users that should not rely solely on Google’s security features, and they must add extra layers of security to their phone by using an antivirus solution that must detect applications with a malicious design.
The number of Google Play infections is significant but overall the Android security systems are getting better and better.

This improvement appears because the Android update process is more fluid than ever. Google is offering an update to all users faster which does a lot of good for them overall. One of the most important modification is adding a so-called vendor interface is provided that brings Android OS framework and the provider’s changes closer meaning that manufacturers can deliver Android updates quickly.

All of the malware discovered in 2017 relays on 841 vulnerabilities, new vulnerabilities that affect Android, the number is this high because of Android’s open source nature that provides cybercriminals with more opportunity of researching new threats.

Please do remember that Android is still the most unsecured mobile OS available on the market and using it without extra protection is a serious threat to your privacy and data integrity. This is the reason why a cybersecurity solution must protect every Android device.

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