Worm Attacks Coming For Google's Android - Kaspersky Lab
By: Ken Rapoza, Forbes
One look at a chart showing the number of attacks on mobile devices
last year and it is clear, the cyber criminals all have Android in their
crosshairs. This year, Kaspersky Lab’s mobile malware experts expect
the first ever mass worm to be found attacking Android’s operating
system (OS). The heat is on.
Computer worms are malicious software applications designed to spread
through computer networks. They work a lot like viruses and trojans.
A person typically installs worms by inadvertently opening an email
attachment or message that contains executable scripts. Most of those
incidences will occur on an Android, mostly because it is an open
system. The iPhone OS, by comparison, is a closed operating system
where only certain Apple approved products can be loaded onto the device.