Originally Posted by Gatorguy
Here's your figures, and I quote:"These numbers imply that there are approximately 40.248 billion installed apps world wide. If only .001% of installations are malware, there there must be 402,480 malware apps installed (40.248 billion X .00001) worldwide. Dividing by 26, that suggests there are only 15,480 affected users (on average)"If you determined there must be 402,480 malware installations (for the sake of this argument I won't bother questioning that figure) why couldn't the distribution be only one in each of 402,480 smartphones and therefore affecting up to 402,480 individual users?
You really need to go back and read my entire post and NOT post out of context.
I'm go into quote the entire original post. I will bold the crucial contextual part that you are ignoring.
"It's estimated that there were 1.2 billion (smart phones) users of mobile apps at the end of 2012 (1). It's also estimated that the annual growth rate is 29% (1). That suggests that there are approximately 1.548 billion phones at the end of 2013.It is also estimated that the average smartphone user has downloaded and installed 26 apps (2). (Mashable suggests that number is 25.)
These numbers imply that there are approximately 40.248 billion installed apps world wide. If only .001% of installations are malware, there there must be 402,480 malware apps installed (40.248 billion X .00001) worldwide. Dividing by 26, that suggests there are only 15,480 affected users (on average)
Why are we worrying about 15.5 thousand users out of 1.5 billion?
Or, put another way, perhaps the infection rate is misleading...
I even provided a link, which you also did not bother to read.
Please note: the bold paragraph end says "installed" not "affected" apps.
Now, your responses have become increasingly insulting despite the fact that I have been polite and adamant in restating what I said and in correcting what you attributed to me. I do not appreciate it. At all. But, I will not stoop to the internet LCD and insult you back.
However, I will point out that, if you continue to stand on your assertion that I said there were 26 infected apps per phone, you will have seriously damaged your reputation on this site by trying to intimidate and insult others, particularly when you were obviously wrong.
The ball is in your court sir.
I will add that, per my later post, if there were .12% of app installations with malware (not the .001% you originally suggested) then the number is considerably larger. The upper bound would be one infected app per user. The lower bound would be the needed number of user who have completely loaded malware.
Of course, I also pointed out that another user indicated that .001% is the number of unresolved malware installations. The actual number will lie between 400k or so and 15 k. Neither number is particularly large.
The real concern, as I noted, is the number of malware installations period as those oh unfixed for one or more days.Edited by macaholic_1948 - 4/8/14 at 6:49pm