Hackers have been relentlessly attacking PCs that run Microsoft Windows for years while largely ignoring computers running other operating systems.
Why? Because they enjoy inflicting misery and financial loss on as many people as possible while expending the least effort.
It’s simply the age-old principle known as economy of scale at work. Since there are more Windows PCs out there than anything else, they aim their malicious attacks at them in order to get the most “bang for their buck”.
While PC’s are still huge targets, now that smartphones and tablets are in virtually every pocket in America the hackers have turned their attention to those devices as well.
With that in mind, let me tell you about a free app called Lookout Mobile Security that offers outstanding security protection for iPhones, iPads and all types of Android devices.
There are several security solutions for mobile devices on the market, but Lookout is probably the most popular and the reviews that I have read were by and large extremely positive.
The free version provides protection from all the following:
- Comprehensive security and antivirus protection
- Scans your installed apps for all forms of malware
- Checks for root detections to ensure the Operating System is working properly
- An effective and easy-to-use “Find My Phone” tool
- “Locate and Alert” functionality to help you find your lost device
- “Signal Flare” feature that automatically saves your device’s location when the battery is low
There’s also a paid version of Lookout that offers other useful features in addition to those offered in the free version, but most users will probably find that the free version of the app is all they really need.
You can learn more about Lookout Mobile Security at www.lookout.com.
Note: Depending on which mobile device(s) you have, the app can be downloaded directly from either the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. You’ll find links to the respective download pages at the bottom of the page.
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