Mobile phones have infiltrated our daily lives zestfully by providing mobile shopping, mobile payment or watching your favorite show anytime on the go. However, without robust security measures, the personal data that we store on our devices is at the mercy of cybercriminals, Intel Security warns.
Hence, the expert just announced that Samsung’s latest smartphone, Galaxy Note7 and Tizen OS based Z2 will come pre-installed with McAfee VirusScan Mobile, an anti-malware technology solution that is already helping to provide a more secure mobile experience to millions of Samsung Galaxy users globally. With this collaboration, Samsung customers can enjoy better protection from more diverse and sophisticated threats in today's mobile world.
“Mobile threats continue to grow and be more sophisticated as we become increasingly connected. Now mobile devices are the tip of the spear for new hacking methods”, said John Giamatteo, corporate Vice President at Intel Security. “Intel Security is combatting these growing mobile threats by collaborating with mobile device manufacturer Samsung to keep customer’s mobile devices, data and privacy safe from vulnerabilities.”
According to Intel Security’s McAfee Labs Threats Report – June 2016, there are in fact 305 new threats every minute or more than 5 every second. Just in Q1 2016, new mobile malware grew 17% quarter over quarter. In particular, new ransomware rose 24% in Q1 2016 due to the continued entry of relatively low-skilled criminals into the ransomware cybercrime community, the company reports, making the need for security against a growing volume of mobile malware and expanding attack surface clear.
“New customers of Samsung Galaxy Note7 and Samsung Z2 now can enjoy mobile experiences securely with the latest anti-malware solution that Samsung offers,” said Henry Lee, Vice President of Mobile Security Technologies of Samsung Mobile. “Security and privacy are at the core of what we do and what we think about every day. It is very important to provide a high level of protection at all times to our customers”