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Microsoft: 3,200 Android malware victims replied to free Windows Phone offer

Microsoft’s senior director of Windows Phone communications Bill Cox said Thursday that more than 3,200 people replied to Microsoft’s request for stories about malware-infected Android smartphones. Microsoft had asked Android users to send in their malware horror stories and said it would provide free Windows Phone devices to those with the best tales. It isn’t clear if the number of responses actually represents Android users with malware troubles, or if the number of submissions was padded by people looking to get lucky and score a free phone. It’s no secret there are a number of malicious Android applications in the market; mobile security firm Lookout Mobile Security recently reported that more than $1 million was stolen from Android users in 2011 through the use of malicious apps. Still, Windows Phone isn’t exactly a post child for security, either. A flaw was recently discovered that allows a simple text message sent to a Windows Phone to render its messaging hub completely useless. 

[Via WinRumors]


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