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Google Android Evades Malware

  • Quartz, Friday, October 4, 2013 2:03 PM
Can we give Google the title Apple once held? The one that touts a secure operating system -- one rarely penetrated by malware and malicious code. Google hasn't shared much about malware on Android because it didn't have the data to back it up, Steven Max Patterson reports. He cites Google Android Security chief Adrian Ludwig, who reported stats showing that less than an estimated 0.001% of app installations on Android are able to evade the system's multi-layered defenses and cause harm to users. He tells us that Ludwig spilled the beans at the Virus Bulletin conference in Berlin, disputing reports of Android malware threats.

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