Have you ever paid a bill from your smartphone or made an online purchase with your credit card? Smartphones and other mobile devices allow us to quickly and conveniently perform simple, everyday tasks with the click of a button. However, without proper device protection, users are pretty much leaving their wallets open to complete strangers and risking identity theft, fraud and viruses. PC security software gives users piece of mind, and if they’re engaging in the same types of online activities on their mobile devices, the same level of protection is needed.
Today, McAfee announced Mobile Security 2.0, the first mobile security app to combine antivirus, anti-theft, Web and app protection, and call/SMS filtering for protection against unwanted programs. It provides users with more controls to ensure they are protected from the myriad online threats that lurk on the Internet. The new security suite supports Google Android-based smartphones and tablets, as well as BlackBerry and Symbian smartphones. McAfee Mobile Security 2.0 costs $29.99 CAD for new subscribers, and existing McAfee Mobile Security subscribers can download the updated software for free.
McAfee Mobile Security 2.0 Combines Powerful New Security Features for Smartphone and Tablet Users
First mobile security app to combine antivirus, anti-theft, Web and app protection, call/SMS filtering and protection from potentially unwanted programs
MARKHAM, Ontario, Jan. 30. 2012 -McAfee today announced the next generation of McAfee® Mobile Security software (http://home.mcafee.com/store/mobile-security), providing smartphone and tablet owners with more controls to preserve their privacy and protection against financial fraud, identity theft and viruses.
Available now, McAfee Mobile Security 2.0 supports Google Android-based smartphones and tablets, including those running on Intel® architecture as well as BlackBerry and Symbian smartphones. New features include McAfee App Alert™, which provides important information about what apps are doing with users’ personal information. Call and SMS filtering block unwanted numbers and spam texts. The app is also powered by the McAfee Global Threat Intelligence network, which constantly analyzes global threat data to identify and quickly block new threats with over-the-air app updates.
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