Android malware more than doubled worldwide in 2012

An article from NBC News in there Technology and posting about Security:

The amount of malware aimed at infecting Android devices worldwide more than doubled last year, according to a new report from a mobile-security firm.

The sheer number of pieces of malware for the Android platform rose from less than 25,000 in 2011 to more than 65,000 in 2012.

The annual report, published by mobile security company NQ Mobile, also estimated that nearly 33 million devices were infected in 2012, up from just under 11 million the year before — an increase of more than 200 percent.

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