Google’s Android mobile operating system has grown in popularity as people turn to it for work, entertainment, and communication.
But it is also becoming a target for malware and other threats that threaten its users’ security.
On Wednesday, researchers from the cybersecurity firm FireEye published a detailed report that analyzed Android device security.
FireEye analyzed Google’s mobile operating systems Android 4.1.2, Android 4 for iOS, Android 5.0 Lollipop, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and Android 7.0 Nougat.
The company’s findings showed that malware has a wide reach across the Android ecosystem, including Google Play Store, and even from one of its own apps, Google Play Services.
The report found that malicious apps can steal passwords, log into the Android phone, take photos, and steal files.
FireEye also found a wide range of Android devices that were not vulnerable to malware, including the Nexus 5, the Samsung Galaxy S5, and the HTC One M8.
Google declined to comment on the report.