by July 22, 2014 0 comments

LG has launched its new flagship G3 in India and McAfee, part of Intel Security on Tuesday July 22 has announced that the new LG G3 will come pre-installed with a version of McAfee Mobile Security. The security app will include a new anti-theft feature designed to protect users from unauthorized factory resets. There will also be a Kill Switch to disable their phones remotely in the event of device loss or theft. The new software will allow users to wipe the content so that personal information should not be compromised.

Smartphones have become a target for criminals of all types because of the monetary value they hold and the vast amount of personal data consumers store on them. According to Creighton University, Americans spend about $580 million replacing stolen phones each year. The growing prevalence of malware is also a concern for mobile users. McAfee’s Consumer Mobile Security Report findings show that the total Android “zoo” of mobile malware rose 197 percent between December 2012 and December 2013.

With this partnership, LG G3 is now equipped with a distinct version of McAfee Mobile Security to provide users with an easy and comprehensive way to protect themselves from security and privacy threats and identity theft. Antivirus, data backup, remote lock and wipe, and remote tracking are all available through the McAfee app for five years at no cost. The Kill Switch feature offers an added layer of protection by allowing the user to retain control of the device even in the event it’s lost or stolen. The McAfee Mobile Security lock screen blocks factory resets and rooting attempts, requires password authentication, and can be controlled by the user from the device or the a web console.

McAfee Mobile Security has been pre-installed and the Kill Switch feature automatically activated on LG G3 phones starting May 28th. All other LG users may download McAfee Mobile Security for free on the Google Play Store.

 

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