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Lookout data reveals Australia worst in the World for mobile app threats

Lookout data reveals Australia worst in the World for mobile app threats

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Lookout, a leading provider of endpoint-to-cloud security, has released the latest results of its Lookout App Threats Map, a threat intelligence index based on analysis of more than 160 million applications across the globe.

Lookout’s latest figures reveal Australia is the country with the highest percentage of mobile app threats detected (26.9%).

The latest data reveals that, globally, Australians are the population most exposed to mobile app threats on a per-device basis, and iPhone users are significantly more likely to download a risky application than an Android user.

“Australians may have become complacent when it comes to downloading applications to their phones, at a time when risks are higher than ever,” said Don Tan, Senior Director of Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ), Lookout.

“Across the nation they’ve been using their phones to check in, order food and more – this common usage of phones has perhaps bred a complacency about the applications they’re downloading. But they need to become more vigilant than ever.”

The Lookout App Threats Map is derived from anonymous telemetry data extracted from the Lookout Security Graph. The Security Graph analyzes telemetry data from more than 200 million devices and 160 million apps, ingesting and analyzing more than four million URLs every day.

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