Top Mobile Security Company Announces 2012 Threat Predictions & New Features for Tablet Security

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Lookout Mobile Security has been named among the best in the business, according to PC World, CNET, Business Insider, TechCrunch and LAPTOP Magazine. The award-winning Lookout app protects mobile devises from viruses, malware and spyware, helps users store and back up data, and locates lost and stolen phones and other devices. Topping out at millions of users across 400 mobile networks in 170 different countries, Lookout is the one of the prime global leaders in mobile security today.

In December of 2011, Lookout announced its predictions for the future of mobile security in 2012 and mentioned mobile pick pocketing, botnets, and automated repacking as issues to watch out for this year.

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According to Lookout, mobile threats are growing, and theft over mobile devices cost android users over one million dollars in 2011. Theft through malware will continue to grow in profitability as more users do business over their mobile devices and the ease of infecting devices expands.

Lookout reports that the likelihood of an Android user becoming infected with malware has increased this year to 4%, up from a 1% chance in 2011. Users had a 36% chance of clicking on an infected link in 2011 and they have a 40% chance in 2012.

“2011 was a watershed year in terms of the types threats we saw emerging. Threats had greater sophistication and were deployed using more innovative and efficient distribution methods,” said Lookout co-founder and chief technology officer, Kevin Mahaffey. “In 2012, we expect to see the mobile malware business turn profitable. What took 15 years on the PC platform has only taken the mobile ecosystem two years,” said Mahaffey.

This news also comes with Lookout’s current expansion into the notebook market, with a new Lookout app that offers the same all-in-one protection for Apple and Android tablets.


About the Author: This guest post is contributed by Lauren Bailey. She welcomes your comments at her email Id: blauren99[at]gmail[dot]com.


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  1. Tina says:

    I guess mostly android phones are only affected by malwares.

  2. Puneet says:

    Android is highly targeted by hackers and many virus has been created to infect this. Android is the prime Target of all the hackers.

  3. Cindy says:

    Of course Android will be targeted more than the likes of the iPhone. Personally, I will still use Android as I hate having to follow Apple’s lead when deciding which apps I want to install.

  4. Eugene says:

    I can’t wait to have that app for my Android phone. I hope that it will work perfectly for me.

  5. Thanks For the information.
    Android is highly targeted by hackers and many virus has been created to infect this. Android is the prime Target of all the hackers.
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  6. Lauren Bailey says:

    Yes, Android is definitely a prime target! But I love my Android phone, so for me it’s worth the risk. 🙂

    Thanks for the comments, all!

  7. Joan says:

    Now that you mentioned it, this should be heeded by all tablet users. It is a serious concern that should never be taken lightly ever.

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