Everyone knows, how important security is, in all fields, including smartphones. Indeed, above them, lately, more often become a digital warehouse full of personal information, passwords, telephone numbers, credit card numbers etc. The mobile operating systems are becoming more malicious throats, that for months now “repackage” more and more malware. It’s not a totally new viruses for Symbian and Windows Mobile already existed a few years ago, but with the rapid rise in the market for more advanced systems such as Android also “crap” malignant evolve and affect where they have a greater chance of effectiveness, a situation already seen in the PC industry with Windows. Through Settebassi, remained active on Twitter, here is an interesting link to an infographic by the curated information security Bit9.
From research Bit9, emerges as the 12 smartphones are all vulnerable to the world of Android. The iPhone, however, is in 13th place, more “protected” by its rapid adoption by users of newer versions of iOS. Just update the question seems to be a little sore point in the world of Android smartphones that has all the companies involved in the ranking does not shine; unfortunately for quickly updating devices. And do not talk about some of the transition from Android 2.3 to 4.0, just come out and whose absence on most devices is justified: during the months Google has released updates to bug fixes in 2.3 branch, not always promptly accepted by OEMs, which have absolute freedom to decide whether to provide or not. The result is that 56% of Android users have an outdated version of the operating system and thus are vulnerable to additional risks than those relating to the misuse of the product. On the other hand, Apple warrants the supported devices to the latest version of iOS, which includes the bug fixes related to discovered security flaws.
Google may at least partially remedy this situation? Yes, if he can get more authority over licensees of the system. This is damaging because of the same company in Mountain View, which is likely to find an image not too dissimilar to that of Microsoft’s desktop on the security front. You must make at least the obligatory bugfix updates, in a time frame acceptable. This malware will not disappear, nor will the system completely safe even from careless use, but it certainly will help you better manage the situation.