[LINK] Free McAfee Mobile Security app

Stephen Loosley stephen at melbpc.org.au
Thu Feb 27 18:21:30 AEDT 2014

McAfee offers free Mobile Security app
Also releases troubling mobile security figures
By Chris Player (ARN) 26 February, 2014

McAfee has released a free version of its mobile security app.

The free version of McAfee's Mobile Security app for Android includes enhanced protection features and unlocks security extensions for Intel-based mobile devices. 

McAfee said this made it the most comprehensive free mobile solution on the market.

McAfee also released its mobile security report that revealed 82 per cent of mobile apps track users. It also said that 35 per cent of the most privacy threatening apps contain malware. The most disturbing statistic was that 36 per cent of these privacy threatening apps know the users account information.

McAfee Global chief technology officer for security connected, Michael Sentonas, said consumers need to be aware of the greater risks that come with greater mobile online convenience. "But with free access to mobile security, Australians can embrace mobile technology without the fear of threats to their privacy or security."

The free McAfee Mobile Security app is available from the iOS App store and Google Play.

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