In its annual Threats Predications report for 2013, security vendor McAfee says the development and deployment of increasingly sophisticated “ransomware” technologies that will lock up a mobile phone or tablet, and threaten to keep it that way until a ransom is paid, will be a prominent trend in 2013.
“The harsh reality of these schemes is that users have no way of knowing if their device will be unlocked even if they do meet the perpetrator's demands,” McAfee said in a release highlighting the report from its McAfee Labs group. “Since attackers hijack the users' ability to access data, victims will be faced with either losing their data [...]
Available for Android smartphones running Android 2.1 or higher, Verizon Mobile Security combines security capabilities of Asurion and McAfee.
Among other features, the app gives users the ability to remotely locate, alarm, lock and wipe data from a misplaced or lost Android device.
Verizon Wireless is offering three options starting with a free set of basic security features that's available via the Google Play store:
Verizon Mobile Security Basic – Provides antivirus protection, powered by McAfee, to detect viruses and malware, and McAfee SiteAdvisor to identify and warn users of suspicious websites. You’ll need to be on a [...]