McAfee’s been offering mobile protection services on Android for a while now, but Verizon’s taking it a step further and bringing an application tailored specifically for its own customers with help from the Intel-owned outfit. The Mobile Security app — which is also powered by Asurion — aims to assist the Big Red crowd by protecting their devices from many “digital and physical threats,” giving Android (2.1 or later) users the ability to lock, set up alarms, wipe data and locate handsets remotely. As it stands, Verizon’s splitting the Mobile Security utility into three different setups, including a free-of-charge Basic, the Premium for $2 per month and, for those who want to be extra careful, a Premium with Total Equipment Coverage that adds a $1 monthly charge to the current TEC fees. We’ll let your levels of paranoia decide whether or not you actually need any of these — but alas, the link is down below for folks interested in checking out the shielding app.
Verizon intros Mobile Security app for Android, wants to keep you safe originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 11 Sep 2012 23:04:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.