If you’re an Android user, listen up! By now you should know that out-of-date software can be a breeding ground for new malware to enter into your life. But, TechRepublic drives the point home with a recent article highlighting a report on a new piece of Android malware that’s being discovered just about every 10 seconds. That means that over the course of 2017, this malware is likely to infect 3.5 million Android files!
The main reason this particular malware is spreading like wildfire is that many Android users are not updating their software regularly. In fact, the April 2017 Android developer dashboard shows that 32 percent of users are still running Android 5.0 or 5.1 Lollipop, and 31.2% are running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The report also sites unsecured third party application downloads as another entry point for corrupted software.