Smartphone theft on the rise but isn’t totally hopeless

Consumer Reports' 2013 survey revealed a situation that many of those observing the mobile industry might already be well aware of. Cases of smartphone theft in the US alone has grown exponentially. To be precise, 3.1 million Americans have been forcibly removed from their smartphones, double the number in 2012. And even without the element of theft, there is still a staggering amount of smartphones that have been lost and remain lost, at least to their owners. This despite increasing awareness and technology about smartphone theft.

McAfee Application Control offers Android users kernel-level protection

McAfee is a security company that's been around for a long time and is owned by Intel. McAfee has announced what it claims to be the industry's first whitelisting security solution for Android-based embedded systems. The application is called McAfee Application Control for Android and is the only security solution that resides in the Android kernel.