Based on information collected from more than 700,000 applications installed on more than 10 million devices, the folks at Lookout have released their first Mobile Threat Report. This data shows that the threat of coming across malware has increased by as much as 250 percent in the past six months. We want to make it clear that the huge majority of Android applications, both in the official Market as well as other sources, are completely legitimate and built by honest, hard working developers -- but malware, spyware, and various nasty bits of code are out there. We've seen them out there, both real issues and overblown ones.
Now it is certainly in a company involved in mobile security's advantage to report this kind of situation, but it's always best to know exactly what we are facing out there in the wild internet. That's where Lookout's Mobile Threat Report enters the picture, explaining the different types of security issues users are likely to come up against, and information about how to protect yourself against them. Armed with this information, and a smattering of old fashioned common sense, you'll be better able to make the right decisions. Hit the break to see Lookout's press release, and visit the source link to read the Mobile Threat Report in it's entirety.