Kaspersky Mobile Security helps Android users recover stolen smartphones

Kaspersky Lab announced the addition of new features to Kaspersky Mobile Security designed to aid in the protection of data residing on lost or stolen smartphones and the recovery of missing devices.

Through its new web-based control center, users can now access all security features for their Android smartphone. The user-friendly interface can be managed from any computer and provides the ability to swiftly protect any banking information, contacts, photos or other personal information saved on the device.

Through the new web-based control center, users can access all of Kaspersky Lab’s mobile security features, allowing them to:

  • Remotely lock their missing smartphone to secure personal information
  • Remotely wipe sensitive information from their missing smartphone
  • Remotely locate their lost or stolen smartphone using GPS, GSM or Wi-Fi, and Google Maps
  • Review logs of recent activities, such as their status and the results of any commands sent to the phone, or the installation of a new SIM card.

Kaspersky Mobile Security’s “Mugshot’ enables owners of lost or stolen Android smartphones to visually identify the unauthorized use of their devices. With the click of a mouse in the web-based control center, users can remotely activate the front-facing camera on their missing smartphone, and the device will secretly begin taking photos.

These photos are then automatically emailed to a pre-determined address or can be viewed directly through the web-based control center. If the smartphone has been stolen, the Mugshot tool gives users the opportunity to identify the thief, or if the smartphone is simply missing, users can recognize the phone’s surroundings to track it down.

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