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PH among top countries for Android malware detection

Malwarebytes has published their State of Malware Report for 2017, showing that the Philippines as one of the top countries when it comes to Android malware detection.

According to the report, the Philippines is top 6 (out of 10) at 4.25% when it comes to the distribution of Android malware detections by country. Leading the list is the United States, accounting for 12.74%.

“The high prevalence of Android malware detections in developing countries can be attributed to the extensive use of relatively unsecured third-party app stores in those countries.” said the report.

That said, Android users should be careful when downloading apps/APKs from unreliable sources. To be safe, just download your apps through the Google Play Store.

Hit the source link below for the full report.

source: Malwarebytes

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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6 Responses

  1. peke says:

    kasi nga gusto ang libre, walang pambayad sa iba .

  2. asdas says:

    not reliable.. why there’s no china there? it means the malware on android phone is a normal app to china.. LOL :D

  3. el gato says:

    kadalasan, oem sa PH, walang monthly android security updates.

    may security updates ang samsung, htc, asus…
    2nd gen android one g1 ng cherry mobile ang may updates pa.
    ibang units ng cherry mobile, wala.
    yung first gen android one ng cherry mobile ay abandoned na… stuck on android 6.1.1 at hanggang sept 2016 lang yata ang security update.

    dapat gayahin ng google yung microsoft na may monthly MRT (malicious software removal tool).
    yung android security updates, dapat seryosohin ng google at oem partners nito.

  4. Alexander Lopez says:

    just proves android just sucks when it comes to security…

  5. roiji says:

    considering na “developed” countries ang kasama natin…

  6. DimensionBreaker says:

    or yung most Filipino , rich or poor, hindi nag u-update sa kanilang phones natatakot masira nila o di kaya hindi alam ang benefits ng pagupgrade, *sigh* I really cant blame their ignorance since theyre too lazy to find out themselves…

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