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Android malware scourge targeted by Kaspersky Internet Security for Android

Computer Dealer News, By Jeff Jedras

Security vendor Kaspersky Lab is looking to counter the rapidly expanding number of Android exploits coming from cybercriminals with its recent release of Kaspersky Internet Security for Android.

Smartphones and tablets are increasingly powerful, and are being used for more and more things, much like a computer. However, when it comes to security they’re often seen as weak-point. Users don’t always take the same security precautions they do on a laptop, such as installing endpoint security.

And Android devices, in particular, have proven a particularly tempting target for cybercriminals. According to Kaspersky, the number of malicious Android programs grew by a factor of six in 2012 over 2011, and accounted for 99 per cent of total mobile threats. Read more.