Connecting devices to the Internet will ultimately create a number of new and unexpected attack vectors. Lookout Mobile’s chief technology officer set out to hack all the things.
After two years of development, Lookout Mobile Security is launching a security app to protect iPhones. The app doesn’t protect against malware, since Apple has handled that task pretty well. But it does protect users from other bad things that can happen to their iPhones.
Mobile phone malware is everywhere. Over the course of a year, any one consumer has a 30 percent chance of clicking on an unsafe link, such as a phishing attack, when they surf the web on a mobile phone, according to a new survey by Lookout Mobile Technology. That’s 2.5 times more likely than just six months ago.
Lookout Mobile Security has unveiled a way for mobile users to get automated protection from malware. It is partnering with Verizon Wireless to deliver its Mobile Threat Network is Verizon Wireless, which will protect users of Verizon’s V Cast App Store.