Trend Micro have revealed that over 5,000 new malicious Android apps have been picked up on in the first three months of 2012. Security pundits predicted there would be a continuous rise and it would appear they were right.
This isn’t really surprising as more and more people are opting to use Android and more people using their phones and tablets alike for everyday web surfing. Was only a matter of time before “cyber criminals” started targeting the huge Android base.
“One big reason for the popularity of apps is their ease of use. Browsing the net on your mobile phone is not the same experience as doing it on a laptop… The key thing to remember is to think before you give an app access to your data… If you have any doubts about giving oversensitive information, just don’t do it” wrote Robert McArdle, a Senior Threat Researcher at Trend Micro.
This is an ever constant reminder to all our Android fans out there to go careful what your downloading and if an app seems to be good to be true price wise or what the app can do, actually it probably is.