Is Android OS Safe for a Business Environment?

Is Android OS Safe for a Business Environment?
July 11, 2019 Leaders Hub
In Technology

Google’s Android operating system is by far the most popular choice of ordinary people in the world. It is practical, looks good, and devices carrying this OS are cheap.

But when it comes to business purposes, the priorities are a little bit different. The safety of personal data and sensitive information is the number one priority.

So how safe Android really is? This is the question that the team behind Tech Jury has tried to answer in their exciting infographic shown below.  

Types of Threats on Android

Namely, the two main types of threats that you should be worried about when using an Android device are called Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAS) and Mobile Malware.

The first ones are not inherently malicious but might be a potential threat. However, malware is software designed for the sole purpose of causing damage to a device and its owner.

Malware and PUAS Growth

The good news is that Android malware has been on the decline in recent years. In 2016, there were around 1.8 million malicious software registered, but this number dropped to 1.4 million in 2017.

However, the number of PUAS is on the rise. Right now, there are close to 3.5 million PUAS apps out there, where that number was below 3 million just a couple of years ago. Therefore, if you plan to use Android for business, you should pay attention to which apps you install on your devices.

Worrying Malware Stats

In March 2018, there were around 26.6 million Android malware detections around the world. The most popular type of malware attack were Trojans. They were noticed in 96.93% of all malware occurrences on Android devices in 2016.

Moreover, of 10 million shady Android apps out there, 77% of them are malicious. Thus, you should educate yourself, as well as educate your employees on the dangers of such software. With proper knowledge, it’s quite easy to avoid these threats and make Android a great choice for a business environment.

If you wish to learn more interesting stats about this popular operating system, check out the infographic below.

Android: Market Share & Other Stats

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