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Theftie app gives device theft security for free

A lost smartphone – whether by theft or by a more benign misplacing – is always a problem for handheld device users. That is why there are a lot of security/locate-my-phone apps out there in the market. The issue is in finding one that is intuitive and smart as it is practical for the user. The “Theftie – Find My Phone” app is not the perfect handset security app, but it has potential, and it is free to download.

Lookout Theft Alerts looks out for suspicious behavior

Mobile security firm Lookout is offering a new feature that brings it up to par with many security apps and services now on Android. Using a combination of mobile technologies and snooping, Theft Alerts can help you locate your stolen device or, in the worst case scenario, remotely secure and wipe out your data.

T-Mobile JUMP and Asurion subscribers getting Lookout Premium

The Lookout Security & Antivirus app is available for free and also as a Premium offering. For many the free account may be enough to meet your needs, however the Premium version does have a few worthwhile features. With that in mind, it looks like Lookout Premium is now being included for T-Mobile users that go with the JUMP upgrade program.

Lookout talks BadNews, the latest round of Android malware

It appears as if another malware scare has come to Android. In this case, Lookout has said they discovered a new malware family which was found to be in 32 different apps. This family of malware has been dubbed BadNews, however coming as a bit of a silver lining, Google has already removed the infected apps.

Lookout app update protects against the Samsung lockscreen ‘hack’

A short while back we saw the 'hack' that affected some Samsung devices. The initial reports were shown to affect the Galaxy Note II, however it was later revealed that the same bypass could be done on the Galaxy S III. For those who missed that previous report, it was shown that you could briefly bypass the device lockscreen and that there was the potential to gain access to certain types of desktop icons or widgets. Well, good news has arrived for anyone that may have been worried.

FCC and Lookout launch the Smartphone Security Checker

The FCC, along with some contributor partners have recently launched a tool aimed at smartphone users. Or more specifically, new smartphone users. The tool can be found on the FCC website and is called Smartphone Security Checker. This tool is available for Android users (as well as other mobile operating systems) and offers advise and suggestions on how to secure your smartphone.
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