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Both web-based and app-based threats are increasing in prevalence and sophistication.

Android users are two and a half times as likely to encounter malware today than 6 months ago and three out of ten Android owners are likely to encounter a web-based threat on their device each year.

An estimated half million to one million people were affected by Android malware in the first half of 2011; Android apps infected with malware went from 80 apps in January to over 400 apps cumulative in June 2011.

Attackers are deploying a variety of increasingly sophisticated techniques to take control of the phone, personal data, and money. Additionally, malware writers are using new distribution techniques, such as malvertising and upgrade attacks.
https://www.mylookout.com/mobile-threat-report
 
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Do you think it would be possible to file a class action lawsuit against the entire "antivirus" industry?

All they do is publish bogus security reports in order to keep the general public in a state of fear, so that they will willingly pay companies money for protection from this phantom malware.

I'd love how they arrived at a 30% phone infection rate when 0.1% of Android apps are malicious.
    
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