Also according to “The H Security”, the amount of “evil apps” has increased from 10,000 to 20,000 in just one month. Which is a huge increase compared to the 5,000 apps identified in the first quarter of 2012.
About one third of the apps that Trend Micro has spotted, are disguised as popular apps such as Angry Birds and Instagram. The apps will cheat the user into sending expensive text messages which will charge you as much as $10, depending on your country and what kind of mobile plan you with your provider. Other malware apps will steal personal information or use your device as part of a bonnet.
Trend Micro expects to see malware apps for Android triple in the third quarter of 2012.
Bottom line, watch out, Android users!!
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