More and more people are using their mobile phones to go online, and while hackers/scammers/phishers are taking advantage of this fact and targeting the relatively unprotected mobile surfing world. While all these malicious websites can be avoided with careful surfing, not everybody is educated or aware of such problems. Fortunately, all hope is not lost.
Lookout Mobile Security and Sprint have partnered together to launch a new product to protect Android phones from malicious websites, phishing scams and drive-by downloads. Called Lookout Premium, the app has a feature called Safe Browsing that is designed to protect users from the dangers of the internet. It works by automatically checking every URL that a user visits, and warns them of any phishing attempts or unsafe websites.
This means that users will be able to safely surf the web, send emails, texts, and bank from their phones without having to worry about being scammed. They can also click on links from Facebook, emails, text messages without having to worry. And since the app will be cloud-based – users can be sure that the database of URLs is constantly being updated without having to worry about updating the app.
Lookout Premium is available now for $29.99 a year or $2.99 a month. A trial version is also available, and for folks who don’t need Safe Browsing but want additional protection on their Android devices, Lookout is available for free on the Android Market.