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Hundreds of Thousands of Android Trojans Installed from Unknown Sources Daily

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2016
Hundreds of Thousands of Android Trojans Installed from Unknown Sources Daily

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Unknown sources account for hundreds of thousands of Trojan installations on Android devices, but Google Play and pre-installation are also main sources of malware installation, a recent report from Cheetah Mobile Security Research Lab reveals.

Tens of millions of applications are being installed on users’ smartphones daily, but nearly one third of them come from sources that cannot be tracked, and most of the mobile Trojans are installed via these unknown sources, researchers say. However, some malicious apps also slip into Google Play, while other malware might come pre-installed on mobile devices right out of the box, Cheetah Mobile says.

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