Since we’re all likely to lose our phones at some point of time, Google Play offers a wide assortment of anti-theft tools and one amongst them is the latest Kaspersky Mobile Security for Android release which packs in some quite interesting features. Needless to say, the latest developments are related to missing devices.
If a smartphone is lost of stolen, owners will be able to carry out various measures to ensure that their data is safe and will not fall in the wrong hands. These actions can be performed through the new web-based control center which flaunts an intuitive UI making it convenient for users to enact various tasks.
Apart from the previously known ones such as Device Lock, Data Wipe and Locate, there’s a newly added attribute dubbed Mugshot, which can be remotely activated from the web-based control center. What this tool does is, it quietly captures images through the front-facing camera and automatically sends them over to the user via a pre-defined email address or the online control center. Owing to this capability, owners should be able to identify the thief or even locate the device based on the surroundings.
The updated Kaspersky Mobile Security for Android application can be picked up through the developer’s online store. The yearly subscription fee for a single phone is tagged at $9.95. The company is also offering a 7-day free trial which provide access to all features. This security tool is available on Windows Mobile, Symbian and BlackBerry platforms as well.
– Android 2.2 up to 4.1
– Minimum screen resolution of 320 x 480 pixels
Other security features include:
– Protection against viruses, spyware and much more
– Real-time scanning to block malware and phishing websites
– Call and SMS filter
– Ability to hide contacts, calls and text messages