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Practical Mobile Forensics - Second Edition by Satish Bommisetty, Rohit Tamma, Heather Mahalik

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Android malware

As Android continues to increase its market share, so do attacks or malware targeted at Android users. Mobile malware is a broad term that refers to a piece of software that performs unintended actions and includes Trojans, spyware, adware, ransomware, and so on. According to Pulse Secure, 97 percent of mobile malware is focused at the Android operating system (http://www.scmagazineuk.com/updated-97-of-malicious-mobile-malware-targets-android/article/422783/). As per statistics released by G-DATA software, almost 4,900 new Android samples are being discovered every day. The following is a sample screenshot that shows the rise of Android malware over the past few years (referenced from https://public.gdatasoftware.com/Presse/Publikationen/Malware_Reports/G_DATA_MobileMWR_Q1_2015_US.pdf ...

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