Apple SVP Phil Schiller Points to Cisco Report That Found 99% of Mobile Malware Targets Android

Apple SVP Phil Schiller Points to Cisco Report That Found 99% of Mobile Malware Targets Android

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Apple SVP Phil Schiller points to a Cisco report that found 99% of all mobile malware in 2013 targeted Android devices.

Schiller tweeted a link to the report earlier today.

According to Cisco TRAC/SIO researchers, when mobile malware is intended to compromise a device, 99 percent of all encounters target Android devices. Trojans targeting Java Micro Edition (J2ME)-capable devices held the second spot in 2013, with 0.84 percent of all mobile malware encounters. Mobile malware that targets specific devices made up just 1.2 percent of all web malware encounters
in 2013.

Not all mobile malware is designed to target specific devices, however. Many encounters involve phishing, likejacking, or other social engineering ruses, or forcible redirects to websites other than expected. An analysis of user agents by Cisco TRAC/SIO reveals that Android users, at 71 percent, have the highest encounter rates with all forms of web-delivered malware, followed by Apple iPhone users with 14 percent of all web malware encounters.


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Apple SVP Phil Schiller Points to Cisco Report That Found 99% of Mobile Malware Targets Android

Apple SVP Phil Schiller Points to Cisco Report That Found 99% of Mobile Malware Targets Android
RDF Disruptor - January 27, 2014 at 4:38am
"According to Cisco TRAC/SIO researchers, when mobile malware is intended to compromise a device, 99 percent of all encounters target Android devices."
"Mobile malware that targets specific devices made up just 1.2 percent of all web malware encounters in 2013."

99% of 1.2% is 1.188%.

So out of ALL of the web malware, Android is targeted 1.188% of the time.
Suhas GL - January 22, 2014 at 4:19pm
Millionaire and apple premier he may be but he’s very childish and defensive, this Phil person…trashing talking android before the galaxy s4 launch, calling instagram ghetto post android release, unfollowing one of the pioneers that was his comrade in arms who helped with the Apple renaissance, after he moved on to where he thought he would be better appreciated, and now this. Keeps the sites in the top google news results though ;-)
K - January 22, 2014 at 5:10pm
You may sound like a know it all but you're not just to call someone childish over a tiny research he did just like benchmarks on phones. You're more of a troll talking tattle telling wimp over an os like it's such a big deal, and these 'comrades' are using him (if you're reffering to samsung) because not all speak the truth like in movies, whatever helped him move on was jobs and the engineers at apple, but the only thing samsunk did good and bad for their products was ship materials and in the end copy, the only unapreciation here is you.
Octopcis - January 21, 2014 at 10:07pm
This is obvious. 1-Android is an open source Operating System. Which even 10 year old can make keylogger app without a problem. 2-Android has more users in numbers. Just like how Windows have more viruses compare to OSX, hackers tend to target OS that has more users.
Ismeal Spamtos - January 21, 2014 at 10:10pm
That's exactly why I switch to macs.
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