Good news ! Hackbusters community is waiting for you !  https://discuss.hackbusters.com
KnowBe4 has been running the HackBusters site for a few years now, providing you with trending IT security news. We are expanding it and have launched a new exciting online community! The forum is divided into four main topics or categories: Social Engineering, Ransomware, Phishing and Security Awareness Training. You are invited to be one of the first to join us at: https://discuss.hackbusters.com.

Android beats iOS and Windows as least-secure mobile OS, Nokia report finds

1114android

Android devices are much more likely to become infected compared to those on other operating systems, according to Nokia's 2017 Threat Intelligence Report.

Of all infected devices in the past year, 68.50% were running on the Android platform, according to the report. Windows was in second, accounting for 27.96% of infections. Around 3.54% were running iOS. Overall, 0.68% of all mobile devices were infected at some point in 2017.

This means 0.94% of all Android devices were infected, slightly above Google's 2016 Q4 estimate of 0.71%.

SEE: BYOD (bring-your-own-device) policy (Tech Pro Research)

The Android operating system is more likely to be targeted by cybercriminals, Kevin McNamee, director of Nokia's Alcatel-Lucent Kindsight Security Labs, told TechRepublic's sister site ZDNet. The biggest security threat facing Android devices and their users is trojanized apps, commonly downloaded through third-party app stores, McNamee said.

Those third-party stores do not have the...(continued)

View All Trending Stories