Contrary to what you’ve heard, Android is almost impenetrable to malware

Some analysis of the more organic framework of mobile security enlisted by Android, sample size 1.5 billion, by a Google security researcher. His studies, based on actual collated data, show there is around 1/1000th of one percent chance of an app install being infected. This increases to 0.12% once ‘questionable’ app stores, like those in China, are counted.

Suffice to say, it’s not a rabid zoo as some would believe. Keep in mind SELinux [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security-Enhanced_Linux] has been implemented (but not widely activated) on 4.3.

For those who prefer to conveniently disregard quantitative analysis, there’s always the walled garden approach – where fingerprint ID bypasses, pin code bypasses and remote wipe failures appear to be a far too regular occurrence. That’s the danger of relying on a single closed vendor for ‘everything’.

“He stated Google’s mission in defending against malware in terms more closely akin to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) than the PC security industry. “The CDC knows that it’s not realistic to try to eradicate all disease. Rather, it monitors disease with scientific rigor, providing preventative guidance and effective responses to harmful outbreaks.””

Contrary to what you’ve heard, Android is almost impenetrable to malware

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