Smartphone security will continue to become a big issue. We believe Android is a great operating system. But read this article and you’ll see the issue is not with the authentic apps…it’s the hacked ones. Always download from the official stores!

http://mashable.com/2012/11/13/apple-android-security/

You could be carrying a virus with you everywhere you go. This new strand doesn’t target the immune system, but rather the operating system — on your smartphone.

Smartphone usage has skyrocketed over the past few years. There are now more than 1 billion active smartphones, or one for every seven people on the planet. Because of their immense popularity, smartphones have become a main target for nefarious hackers looking to spread malware and steal personal information.

The main avenue for viruses to infect smartphones is through third-party apps. There are over one million apps combined for the two most popular mobile operating systems, Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS.

Many hacked apps, often made to look like popular apps, are rigged with malware. More than 90% of the top-selling Android and iOS apps have hacked versions available for download on torrent sites and other unofficial platforms, according to a study by Arxan, a mobile security company.