Nokia Threat Intelligence Report: number of infected Android phones on the rise

November 15th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

While PC ransomware like WannaCry made the news, viruses are all too common on smartphones. Nokia’s Threat Intelligence report shows that the majority of infected devices that connect to mobile networks were indeed Android phones.

Still, Nokia praises Google’s efforts with Google Play Protect and says that Play Store’s defenses are much better than they were two years ago. However, third-party app stores are less protected and are a common vector of infection.

The biggest threat are trojanized apps – once that pose as popular apps (say, Netflix) but contain malicious code (those…

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