Perhaps Google’s Eric Schmidt is correct to compare Android vs. iOS to Windows vs. Mac. Which smart phone platform has the most malware? Android is definitely winning, and now the flagship Android smart phone, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note models are vulnerable to a dangerous Android exploit.
From Jeremy Kirk on Computerworld:
A suspected fault in how Samsung Electronics has implemented the Android’s kernel in several of its devices could allow a malicious application to gain total control over the device… Affected devices include versions of Samsung’s S2 and S3 mobile phones, the Galaxy Note and Note II, Galaxy Note Plus and Galaxy Note 10.1… Hackers have increasingly targeted the Android operating system, building applications that appear benign but can contain code that can steal data from a device or perform other malicious actions… unvetted Android applications abound around the internet, posing a risk to users. Security vendors have found malicious applications that send SMS messages to premium rate numbers and ones that intercept one-time passcodes for banking applications.
Just like Microsoft, Android is still winning.