Study: Android smartphone target for mobile hackers

August 25, 2011 4:32:05 PM PDT
A new study says the Android smartphone is a prime target of mobile hackers.

Attacks on phones running Google's Android system have spiked over the last three months. Those users are now 76 percent more likely to be attacked by malicious software.

Computer security firm McAfee says that makes the android operating system the most at-risk platform in the smartphone market.

The study says Apple's iOS operating system remains untouched by malware.

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