Android users have been distressed over malware attacks and Microsoft evangelist, Ben Rudolph decides to add fuel to the fire. In his Twitter post, he has encouraged Android smartphone users to reveal their worst experiences and take home WP7 upgrade, reports InformationWeek. Google pulled about 22 apps from the Android market, which were suspected to be malware. In its blog post, Lookout revealed that until December 13th, 27 applications have been found to contain instances of the malware, RuFraud. There has been a rise in the premium SMS toll fraud apps, which have targeted users in Europe.
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Trend Micro had hinted about the rise in malware in the Android market, while Fortinet has lately said that Android is more vulnerable to malware than iOS. The RuFraud malware has also affected Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Czech Republic, Poland, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Estonia as well as Great Britain, Italy, Israel, France, and Germany.
Reportedly, about five WP7 devices will be taken home by winners, one each. And, yes, raged Android users aren’t leaving any stone unturned in their response. As someone has rightly said, one’s loss is other’s gain.
Published Date: Dec 14, 2011 10:31 am | Updated Date: Dec 14, 2011 10:31 am