Number of Malware on Android Reaches 1.4 Million

The amount of malware in Android continues to surge from 2012 to 2014. The cyber security company, AhnLab, said that in 2012 unknown malware in Android totaled 260 thousand. Two years later the number increased to 1.4 million.

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“Now these cyber criminals using more sophisticated methods to infiltrate your Android device with malware,” said a spokesman for AhnLab, Song Chang-min.).

AhnLab also said that Android malware can infiltrate through fraudulent applications that are installed users. When successfully infiltrate the virus to steal the user’s personal data.

Therefore, the company is trying to make application security to address it. V3 application called Mobile Security system has two main features which is claimed to protect Android devices from malware.

The first feature is called antivirus performance and powerful privacy protection. Through both of these features, the application will scan the applications in the smartphone users.

Scanning will be carried out in two stages. First, before the application is downloaded, then after the application is installed. If this is done, users will be able to secure the device from a false application.

Other features in the app include Hidden Gallery, Application Lock, Privacy Advisor, Privacy Cleaner, and Anti-Theft.