McAfee To Offer Free Mobile Security Solution for Android and iOS mobile devices

McAfee will be now offering free mobile security solution for Indian users who are on Android and iOS mobile devices. The latest mobile security trends report by McAfee found that around 82% of apps track users and 80% of apps collect location information – invading our privacy successfully!

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Additionally, McAfee’s recently unveils that 98% of polled Indian respondents use smartphones to take pictures and more than 66% of polled respondents claimed to share their mobile content. McAfee Mobile Security for Android is designed to prevent privacy invasions, data loss, identity theft and device disappearances. It includes anti-theft, anti-virus, app protection, Web protection, call and SMS filtering. McAfee also recently launched McAfee Mobile Security for iOS devices, featuring a number of comprehensive protection options previously available only to Android users available for free, the software provides iPhone and iPad users with a secure vault for private content, secure camera, jailbreak detection, backup capabilities and more.

Do you use security softwares with your smartphones ? Do let us know via comments.

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  • Amit Sharma April 15, 2014 1:45 pm

    @RAMA
    You Are Wrong. Rooting never makes any android device more prone to Malicious Software. Because when android phone is rooted a Super User App. like “Kinguser” or “Super User” apk is installed which handles all the root permissions on Android Phone. Whenever an app malicious or safe going to access ANDROID SYSTEM FILES, KINGUSER OR SUPER USER APP asks the USER OF PHONE whether to grant permission or not.. So a USERS OF ROOTED ANDROID PHONE ARE IN FULL CONTROL OF THEIR DEVICES.

    • Rama April 15, 2014 2:44 pm

      tomsguide.com/us/android-malware-reinstall-itself,news-18259.html

      tomsguide.com/us/Android-LeNa-Malware-Root-Access-Lookout-Security,news-14726.html

      Just insert www. Before the links and view them and I hope u would have a clear idea as of how much more a smartphone becomes susceptible when rooted

  • Joy March 13, 2014 10:48 am

    McAfee please release ToTal Protection 2014 for Indian Market !! Focus On Your Existing PC antivirus business before looking somewhere else !!

  • manu March 12, 2014 6:22 pm

    I have been using android for 2 years and never faced any virus or such. I saw many articles claiming to be exposing vulnerabilities of android but none came true. don fall for this antivirus scams

    • ash March 12, 2014 11:25 pm

      Haven’t you heard of USSD bug in android earlier than 4.4.1? It can wipe your data. Security software protect from that. And many more recent related to WhatsApp. I use avast

    • younus March 13, 2014 3:35 am

      hi…
      first of all SO CALLED VIRUS is technical term and raw explanation will b “the Un known activity behind the scene”
      you may don’t know but most of your personnel data is storing in in known servers.

      for example 1) your location
      2) your IMEI NUMBER of your phone

      3) your service provider name (your home network).

      4) automatic uploading your contracts and messages

      5) photos you took

      6) your email ID

      7) must of the secret codes of your phone

      including your passwords.

      etc etc

      all the above mentioned lists items being uploaded by your either phone or the installed applications with out your notice. such activity will b fall under virus activity.
      one can miss use you details.
      one can miss use your mobile IMEI and device id. remotely one can get your location details by tubing on GPS of your phone with out your permission. their are many harm full applications to do that.

      of you are using android phone you may have notice your internet connection is active always. of you run out of your days pack your internet connection will get often and you lose currency NOW TELL ME ONE THING why your apps need internet connection often.

      ANSWER: SOME apps need to update out self.

      but malicious apps need to send the gathered information of your phone to their servers.

      in that case you are under risk.
      in this case you need antivirus.

      they will tell you if any app having malicious code or not.

      they will inform you the status of apps.
      some how you may prevent it.

      you may have notice even if you kill a application out will automatically activated it self out means the installed app is not working with your desire. do note tell me apart from system apps though you killed a app why those apps are activating it self and sucking you internet data.

      so

      do remember some thing is better than nothing.

      anti virus is must have app in every android phone. it’s now free as well.

      THE DANGER THING ABOUT ANDROID IS

      ANDROID OPERATING SYSTEM IT SELF.
      THEIR IS SO MANY UN WANTED THINGS WORKING IN BACK GROUND YOU MAY NOT AWARE BUT OUR BAD LUCK WE ARE LOVING IT AND USING IT .

  • AJ March 12, 2014 2:51 pm

    As per Wiki on Android “Android applications run in a sandbox, an isolated area of the system that does not have access to the rest of the system’s resources, unless access permissions are explicitly granted by the user when the application is installed. Before installing an application, the Play Store displays all required permissions”

    Surely any anti-virus app would have no effect, anti-virus companies are just creating a cloud of fear to sell their products

    • VB March 12, 2014 7:31 pm

      Ur comment itself clears the issue!
      “…unless access permissions are explicitly granted by the user when the application is installed”
      Agreed! and this is what trobles me the most. Before installing any app we need to grant access to resources whatever that app asks for!! THERE IS NO OPTION TO MANUALLY SELECT PERMISSIONS!! ohh cumon google even a standard java phone has the option of setting individual permissions.
      i hope mcafee would come up with the solution ie restricting access to perticular resourses instead of entirely blocking that app..

      • Rama March 12, 2014 8:01 pm

        *mcafee cant control the permissions of a specific app for you.Either Google has to give support for controling permissions in the form of a update.Google did sometime back give an option to control permissions in the form of app ops(a permission manager app) but later on withdrew it.

        *The next option is to root your phone.But rooting in turn will void your warranty and make your device even more suceptible to malware.