In a week where some of the most talked about Android news was about the apocalyptic end to a safe smartphone OS because of an outrageous increase in malware, most of us in the tech world didn’t give it a parting glance. You’d be amazed at how often reports come in about how there’s a giant increase in viruses and whatnot. And while normally I ignore the hopeful, fear-spreading cries of software protection companies, the fact that two of my friends came up to me this week and asked whether or not their phone could possibly have a virus made me realize I needed to put a foot down. When these companies are starting to attract mainstream attention is when I realize that something has to be done. So for your benefit I did a little digging on this 472% malware increase on Android. And for those of you thinking you need to start buying anti-virus software for your phone, I’d give my findings a look first.