Android’s hide and seek with malicious apps continues

Among 2,000 Android users surveyed in France, Germany, Italy and Spain, around 28% download additional search apps, 29% download at least one new app store, and 23% download at least one alternative web browser to the apps that come pre-installed, the alliance said.

The open and flexible nature of Android OS makes it more vulnerable to security issues, than perhaps other operating systems such as iOS. The ever-evolving nature of malware also makes detecting malicious apps harder. 

According to antivirus company Quick Heal, malware attacks on Android devices increased by 40% in Q3 2017 and apps from third-party stores continue to be the top source of malicious apps. That doesn't mean every app on the Play Store is harmless. A number of malicious apps were detected on the Play Store. Here are the latest malware attacks users need to be aware of. 

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