Researchers predict that 2 million new strains of Android malware will emerge this year alone, and that it is becoming more sophisticated and developed more for financially motivated attackers. Globally, Android phones have a far higher market share than other smartphone platforms (78 percent, versus 18.3 percent for iOS, according to IDC.)
So it's no surprise that Android vulnerabilities will be hot topics at the Black Hat Briefings in Las Vegas next month.
Adrian Ludwig of Google will give the general rundown in the "Android Security State of the Union," but other researchers will dig into the details of some new Android threats. Here's a peek at six of them.