Android Malware Roundup: March 2014 Released by Armor for Android

April 2, 2014

Today Armor for Android released a comprehensive recap of Android malware activity for the month of March.

(PRWEB) April 02, 2014

Today Armor for Android released a comprehensive recap of Android malware activity for the month of March. Armor for Android is constantly monitoring the Android malware landscape and this report outlines the most recent malware developments and the most dangerous threats discovered last month. Armor for Android considers public educations vital to protecting Android users and the Android Malware Roundup is a powerful tool to teach users how to spot and avoid malicious android threats.

The popularity of Android is both a strength and a weakness of the platform. Because of the platforms popularity developers focus on producing apps for Android users, but according to Armor for Android security researcher James Green, “The popularity of Android is attracting more sophisticated cybercriminals to target Android devices, and each month more complex Android threats are being discovered in the wild.”

The number of Android threats detected increased from February to March, signally the end of the annual first quarter malware lull. Researchers at Armor for Android predict that malware activity will increase significantly in the coming months and warns Android users to be careful when downloading applications from any Android market, including Google Play.

There were numerous new developments in Android malware during March. Armor for Android discovered commercial tools to develop Android malware being sold on underground hacker forums. Vulnerabilities in the Android security system, new and old, were exploited to create new Android threats. Armor for Android recognizes that knowledge is the most powerful tool to stop Android malware and strives to keep users informed of new malware developments as they are discovered.

For more information about Android malware in the month of March read the Armor for Android Malware Roundup: March 2014 here: http://armorforandroid.kinja.com/android-malware-roundup-march-2014-1556246795.

To learn more about Armor for Android please visit http://armorforandroid.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/armorforandroid.

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