22 April 2019

Over 80% of smartphones unprotected, paper says

More than 80 percent of smartphones are not protected from malware and attacks, Shanghai Daily reported Wednesday, citing US-based Juniper Research. Android phone users in China are most often attacked because of an explosion of mobile malware over the last two years and low use of security software among consumers, the report said. One reason for the low uptake was a lack of consumer awareness about online attacks on mobile devices and the widespread perception that security products are too expensive, according to Juniper Research. The mainland accounted for 31.7 percent of global infected users of mobile devices this year, ahead of Russia and India, the report said.

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