Gingerbread version of Android is more vulnerable to viruses

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One of the biggest advantages of Android is that it is a system of open source and for this reason offers much more freedom than other platforms such as iOS of Apple is an environment closed . Users have more leeway with Android since there are no restrictions that prevent download any application to customize the look of Microsoft much more likely. But the other side of the coin is that the door is open to the entry of viruses and malicious programs that seek to steal information or impede the proper functioning of the terminal. The prestigious company Kaspersky , known for anti-virus program of the same name, has conducted a study to assess the safety level of the Android platform and the results have been clear: the system vulnerable version of Google ‘s Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Gingerbread Android 2.3 is currently delivering more widespread among users of smartphones with green robot platform, specifically reaches a share of 54% of the entire Android community, more than half.Because it is the most majority is logical that most attacks are directed to it -is something like what happens with Windows and Mac, in Mac’s virus but less so because there is a widespread system. Kaspersky details that in the third quarter of 2012 the half of the attacks were detected target Android 2.3 Gingerbread and more specifically 28% were for version 2.3.6 . This installment is a favorite target for those who want to launch applications with malicious content. vulnerable The next version is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich . Yet the overall number of attacks appears to be decreasing significantly, from 15,000 attempts that occurred in The second quarter has passed 9,100, although there are many but the difference is remarkable.


In Google want to put solution to this problem that affects your customers and are already implementing security systems in the most current versions. A few days ago the brand introduced Android 4.2 and its new features is the addition of a scanner to detect if we have any application installed that may endanger your privacy or contains any suspicious code. Moreover Store Play Google has also been improved to locate and remove potential threats in the home to thousands of applications with a system called Bouncer.

The most common attacks by Android have to do with spyware , spyware programs that collect personal information without our consent to the danger involved. In addition there are also many cases in which it is intended to get a subscription to premium messaging services that can greatly increase our monthly bill and give us more of a scare.

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