Less than 1% of Android devices had a PHA installed in 2014

According to Google, by October 2014 less than 0,5% of Android devices had Potentially Harmful Application (PHA) installed. That number is excluding non-malicious Rooting apps, but that is no surprise.

And, more importantly, “fewer than 0.15% of devices that download only from Google Play had a PHA installed.”

One main reason was that Google made improvements in the Android platform security technology, e.g., using SELinux sandboxing and use of Verify Apps functionality.

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