According to Kaspersky Lab, a Russian computer security company, around 28 percent of all attacked mobile devices run Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. In a detailed report published by the company last week, it also revealed that Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich was the second most commonly attacked operating system, with over 22 percent blocked attempts. Kaspersky Lab says that it detected and neutralized a total of 1,347,231,728 threats in Q3 this year and that 56 percent of exploits blocked in Q3 utilized Java vulnerabilities.
Additionally, the security company saw a 3 percent increase of URLs serving malicious codes – over 91.9 million all in all – compared to Q2 this year. It’s worth noting that Gingerbread is by far the most used Android OS, with 50 percent of all Android devices running it. That could explain why it is also the most attacked operating system. “Android 2.3.6 ‘Gingerbread, which accounts for 28 percent of all blocked attempts to install malware, was the most commonly attacked version. It is not new: it was released in September 2011. However, due to the considerable segmentation of the Android device market, it remains one of the most popular versions,” Kaspersky Lab adds.
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