Android Antivirus Products Easily Fooled
In a pretty disappointing survey, apparently most current Android antivirus products are trivially easy to bypass - which I would assume means that they are being bypassed...
The products' downfall was due to their use of overly simple content-based signatures, said researchers, who recommended more widespread use of static analysis to sniff out transformed viruses. Though the good news is that last year 45% of signatures could be evaded easily, whereas only 16% could be this time around.
Attackers are going after Android because it is so widely used. Kaspersky estimates more than 94% of all mobile malware targets Android.NetworkWorld