Malware threats increasing in numbers for Windows as well as Android

Gaur, Preeti
November 2014
PC Quest;Nov2014, p18
The article discusses the growth of the malware threats for Android and Windows platform. Topics include the dominance of a ransomware called CryptoWall, the use of the malvertizing technique to spread malware, and the discovery of fake apps and games over Google Play and other third-party app repositories.


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