Google’s Android platform is the most popular mobile operating system in the world by a staggering margin. According to market research firm Net Marketshare’s latest data, Android’s share of the global mobile market sits at 69.87% as of May 2018. Apple’s iOS platform has the next-largest share of the market, but the gap is tremendous.
That marketshare meme will never die. It’s an easy crutch.
Because of the way Google distributes Android, and because of the way it manages the Play store, Android is rife with security issues… Android doesn’t even have to be installed on your smartphone or tablet to be a security risk.
It gets worse.
Some people may be unaware, but there are a number of emulators that allow users to run Android on their desktop and laptop computers, and they’re surprisingly popular. One of the more common Android emulators out there is called Andy OS, and it lets users run Android on their Windows or Mac computers. It’s completely free to download and operate, and it lets users run all sorts of popular Android apps on their PCs.
The problem is the secret bitcoin miner that gets installed, too.