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Android Malware Round-Up: January 2014
[February 05, 2014]

Android Malware Round-Up: January 2014

(PR Web Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 This year is off to a historically abnormal start. In the first quarter of each year we tend to experience a lull in malware, but the first quarter of 2104 has already yielded three brand-new Android malware families. Two of these new malware families exhibit behavior never before seen on the Android platform. And that's not all.

Security researchers have also uncovered two new vulnerabilities affecting Android that can result in some incredibly sensitive information being stolen. While Google patches these vulnerabilities the researchers are keeping the methodology under wraps. Once the details of these vulnerabilities are released we can be sure malware will quickly be developed to exploit them.

"This year we expected Android malware to increase in complexity and new types of malware to be developed," said Armor for Android CEO Chris Walbom, "Only a month into 2014 our predictions have already been confirmed." If this is in fact the annual malware "lull" we will be up to our ears in new malware by the end of the year.

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