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'Insidious' apps pose threat to smartphones

Updated: 2012-07-30 07:53
By Gao Yuan ( China Daily)

'Insidious' apps pose threat to smartphones

The amount of malware surged in May and June. Nearly 3.7 million smartphones were attacked by malicious apps in June, the highest number ever recorded, according to a half-year mobile Internet safety report released by NQ Mobile Inc, China's largest mobile security provider by user number. Gou Ben / For China Daily

Chinese smartphone users face increasing threats from malicious applications as a rising number of applications designed to hack the phones' operating systems have poured into the market over the past two months, said an industry report.

'Insidious' apps pose threat to smartphones

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