BitDefender recently conducted a study that showed that Facebook is a growing attack source for smartphone malware. Sophos Senior Technology Consultant Graham Cluley is now saying Android smartphones are the easiest targets for these types of attacks.
“The iPhone operates in a more controlled environment and the BlackBerry security model is fairly strong. Because Android operates in a more open environment, it’s more open to infections,” Cluley said.
Because Android popularity has been growing at a steady rate, Cluley says it should be something IT security shops are more aware of.
All in all, Facebook has become the biggest threat for malware on mobile devices. A Sophos threat report due out next week will dive more into the social networking threat.