McAfee mobile security app gets new privacy technology
McAfee released an enhanced version of McAfee Mobile Security featuring App Lock, an app privacy technology, as well as a completely refreshed user interface. The security solution provides Android smartphone and tablet users with the power to ensure that the personal information living inside their mobile apps remains protected.
Some of the most commonly used apps on the Android platform such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Gmail don’t necessarily require a log-in each time they’re launched. App Lock, which is now a part of McAfee’s app protection arsenal, safeguards against this privacy danger. It allows Android users to protect installed apps against misuse by locking them with the same PIN that’s tied to their McAfee Mobile Security account. McAfee is the first to include this feature as an integrated part of a comprehensive mobile app privacy solution.
In addition to App Lock, the update includes features designed to streamline the user experience and improve protection efficiency. A redesigned user interface provides a consistent experience across all McAfee consumer solutions and a simple-to-use color-coded system that makes it even easier to scan for threats.
McAfee Mobile Security offers protection against:
Viruses and malware: Provides real-time protection from the latest viruses and malware by scanning for malicious code in files, memory cards, applications, Internet downloads and text messages. It also blocks risky websites to protect against phishing and scams.
Theft and loss: Backs up and restores data remotely through an easy-to-use web portal. It also locates a lost or stolen device on a map, remotely locks it to prevent misuse and continues to track a device, even if the SIM is replaced.
Privacy breaches: Reviews and reports on the privacy access levels of an app and checks against McAfee TrustedSource URL reputation database to report risky apps and blocks unwanted calls and texts. With the newly added App Lock features, it also provides an added layer of customizable security to protect against the use of an app by unwanted persons.
Web scams: Protects against web threats by blocking risky links within SMS, email, and social networking sites. It also safeguards against potential phishing sites, browser exploits, and malicious quick response (QR) codes.