Security in your device is one of the most delicate subjects, whether we talk about desktop environments or mobile devices, products based on the Google system, Android, are by far the preferred target of developers of all type of malware.
We’ve known this for a long time, but it seems to be getting worse for users of Android devices, something was proved again thanks to studies published by tech giant, Nokia. This has been of great use to the community, allowing us to get a more accurate idea through data on the difference in attacks received by the three most important operating systems of the moment, Android, Windows and iOS.
We’re talking about the Nokia’s Threat Intelligence Report in which it’s confirmed that Android is, way above the rest, the most attacked mobile platform. In fact, we can already know that 68,5% of existent malware has been specifically designed and pointed to Google’s OS. On the other hand, Windows takes the second spot with 27,96%, while iOS is only victim to 3,54% of these attacks, a lot less than the others.
The iOS products are rarely attacked by malware
Without a doubt, the Apple products are the absolute winners, in this sense, so that the data shows they are very few the infections of malware that pursue their users, for their joy. On the contrary, something we are almost constantly being partakers due to the information that come to us from all over the world, is that Android is in the opposite side, since nowadays, it is the malware creators favorite platform.
In fact, and as we check more and more, the attackers have more often than we could wish, the key to avoid the protections implemented by Google in its official store, the Play Store. This demonstrates that the advertising to the millions of users of Google system about not to use apps store of thirds, starts loosing coherence.
Nevertheless, To say that the downloads from these stores alien to the Google Ply stores increase the risks of being a victim of these attacks, stores that, by the way, in some regions, have become a norm due to its extended usage.