Intel Security today announced that its McAfee Mobile Security software will be pre-installed in the Samsung smartphones running the Tizen open-source operating system.
Intel points out its recent study that the manipulation of legitimate mobile apps and services has played a key role in the expansion of mobile malware, highlighting the need for security options to detect threats across multiple operating systems.
One of the most common behaviours of mobile malware included collecting and sending device data to build a profile of the owner’s behaviour. Another threat associated with device hijacking makes the mobile device into a bot and installs other, even more malicious malware.
The latest version of McAfee Mobile Security for Android, iOS and Tizen devices is promised to help consumers to run instant privacy and security scans, as well as allowing users to easily remove the apps that may pose the most significant risks.
“With mobile malware samples up, we firmly believe that security should be seamlessly integrated into telecommunications,” said Sean Duca, Chief Technology Officer Asia Pacific, McAfee, part of Intel Security. “By including our software on new operating systems like Tizen, security is developed in parallel with the ever-expanding technology landscape.”
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