Android Security – A Growing Concern
Malware, viruses, backdoors, rootkits, botnets – these are terms we would have heard with regard to Windows related malware. Moreover, if you do happen to ask a Windows user about the importance of installing an Antivirus he/she will place it as the most important software to have installed. But if you take Smartphone's, in general, the importance of security is close to negligible. Malware targeting the Android OS is rampant but there is always a catch to this.
Why is the Android OS vulnerable?
First and foremost, when it comes to patching vulnerabilities distributors of the OS haven't been quick enough in developing OTA (Over the Air) updates. Take any brand for instance – Samsung, HTC, Sony or LG; there has always been a lag in pushing the required updates to their respective devices.
The second aspect to look into is the custom Android ROMs that come with performance tweaks. Developers put in a lot of time and effort in bringing out the latest to both new and old phones. This is more like a god sent platform for users who scream for nothing less than performance. You can browse http://daemon.co.in/services/technologies/crm/ to fetch more information.
Plus users who have stopped receiving OTA updates have the freedom to swap in one of these custom OSs. However, with these come a number of fake OSs that are rigged with spyware, especially when they are downloaded from torrent sites.