Security researchers have spotted more malware threats targeting Android phones and devices. iPhone users have received some warnings about malware, but the bulk of threats has been to Android devices.
Security researchers have found a version of the Zeus Trojan targeting the Android operating system by uploading it to the Android Market hidden in an app disguised as a tool from Trusteer, a Web security company. Other researchers at North Carolina State Universty found a new malware, HippoSMS, Tuesday that makes smartphones text premium numbers and rack up charges, which creates a profit for attackers.
These findings came as Mickey Boodaei, CEO of Trusteer and a security expert, predicted one in every 20 Android phones and iPhones will be infected by Trojans and financial malware over the next 12 months.