McAfee Mobile Security implements additional privacy features
McAfee declared improvements to its McAfee Mobile Security software, offering Android mobile phones and tablet users extra privacy features that will help them make sure applications are not getting their private information without their knowledge.
This new offering gives customers access to an added part of security to protect their privacy and security against financial scams, identity theft and malware. It also checks versus a URL reputation data source, part of McAfee’s Global Threat Intelligence Network, and reports the apps that are associated with and/or may be delivering personal information to dangerous sites, such as malware systems.
The use of mobile phone applications is increasing in the same way as the increased use in mobile phone devices. A few months ago, Google approximated that 20 billion applications had been downloaded on the Android operating system and according to a recent report by comScore on mobile social networking utilization, 33 percent of applications ask for more authorizations than they need.
“Android apps can require 124 types of permissions - these apps could invade your privacy and reveal your personal data,” told Luis Blando, vice president of engineering, McAfee.
In order to remain safe to harmful applications, customers should research applications and their creators thoroughly and check the ratings before setting up. They should also purchase their applications from a well-known reliable app shop market, observe out for authorizations (stay away from setting up applications that do not look right) and set up anti-virus software on their phone. A good source for android free apps can be found in the link above.