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Mobile users 'more likely to be struck by lightning' than infected by malware

John E Dunn | April 27, 2015
Damballa sifted 50 percent of US traffic and found miniscule volume of most serious malware

The lightning analogy strike is perhaps slightly misleading, comparing lifetime risk with the risk in a single year. The point remains that mobile malware is not as common as some have claimed it is, at least in the US.

Often estimates are based on samples found circulating rather than actual infections, which is not the same thing. Both Damballa and Verizon measured what they had found on real devices.

 

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