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Android now 'mobile world's equivalent' of Windows for hackers

Antone Gonsalves | Aug. 19, 2013
The difference between Windows and Android malware is that the latter is evolving much quicker, says Kaspersky Lab researcher.

Another troubling trend is the type of mobile malware discovered in the wild. While Trojans that send SMS messages to premium numbers account for the majority of smartphone infections, Kaspersky collects more mobile malware with backdoors for connecting to command and control servers.

"As soon as backdoors and Trojan downloaders come into play, that's when you realize these guys are trying to do something that's a little bit more sophisticated," Schouwenberg said.


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