Forty four percent of the Android users are still on Gingerbread, a version of the mobile operating system first released almost three years.
New numbers from Android Developer show that only 16% of the users are running Jelly Bean, Android versions 4.1 and 4.2. The report continues to show a wide fragmentation of the Android market as seen by Android users who visited Google Play for a fourteen day period ending March 4.Read More
A new botnet kit for Android uses valid developer accounts to post its wares on Google Play.
According to original research by KrebsOnSecurity, Google charges a mere $25 for developers who wish to sell their products on Google Play, the accounts must also be approved and tied to a specific domain. However, the developer of a botnet kit has been buying these accounts for $100 each. Brian Krebs has traced the malicious code developer to Android SMS malware packages that targets customers of Citibank, HSBC and ING, as well as 66 other financial institutions in Australia, France, India, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey.Read More