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Top 5 Android Malware Threats

Android smartphones and tablets are most at risk of an attack, say experts. Learn which types of malware threats are the most widespread.

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Android Devices Highly Targeted By Attackers

Smartphones and tablets running the Google Android platform are most at risk of an attack, according to security experts. More than 70 percent of all Android malware belongs to a few malware families, noted Trend Micro, in its 2012 review of mobile and social media threats. The most aggressive malware threats are tied to SMS Trojans, designed to rack up premium text message charges and high-risk apps that collect as much user data as possible, the security firm said.

Here's a look at the top five malware threats to hit Google Android devices.

 
 
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