Top 5 Android Malware Threats

Android Adware

Android apps that use abusive advertising tactics ranked as the second highest mobile threat. Apps tied to aggressive advertising networks accounted for 38.3 percent of Android threats, according to Trend Micro's analysis. Android adware abuse is often tied to apps that manage to display ads outside of the app, using pop-up notifications, browser bookmarks and taskbar notifications. Many of the apps identified as adware tap into contact lists and attempt to collect other personal data without requesting permission from the device user.

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