Proliferation of Android malware parallels device growth, report finds

12/14/2012 | TheNextWeb.com

There are 480 million active Android devices and that number is growing at a rapid clip, according to Google Chairman Eric Schmidt. But new research suggests more than 18 million of those smartphones and tablets will be infected with malware by the end of next year. The figures, revealed in Lookout's 2013 Mobile Threat Predictions, represent about 1% of all Android users and underscore the growing threat environment targeting mobile devices, experts say.

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