SINGAPORE: Regional telecom operator M1 on Monday (Sep twenty five) unveiled a new support to aid smartphone users shield their products against malware.
In a risk report for the very first 50 percent of 2017 released final week, IT protection software corporation Trend Micro stated far more than forty seven million destructive mobile applications have been downloaded by users in Asia Pacific. In comparison, users in Europe, Middle East and Africa downloaded thirty million this sort of applications and the figures are even reduced in North The usa (eight million) and Latin The usa (six million), the report stated.
As this sort of, M1 is offering its community-based mobile malware detection solution, named Cell Guard, to detect destructive action on a cellular phone and notify the consumer of suspicious activities “in thirty seconds to a moment”, stated Mr Alex Tan, main innovation officer at M1, throughout a media briefing forward of the start.
In contrast to current antivirus software for mobile products, this sort of as Singtel’s Zone Alarm employing cybersecurity corporation Verify Point’s know-how, Mr Tan stated M1’s Cell Guard is not a reactive solution in that it only scans the cellular phone at a scheduled time or when the consumer remembers to perform a scan.
Alternatively, it contains community detection capabilities by means of Nokia’s NetGuard Endpoint Safety, which screens the mobile community for abnormal activities from the user’s account, he defined.
Abnormal community action is matched against a global repository of discovered risk signatures, each on Nokia’s databases as perfectly as associate networks.
For occasion, if the consumer downloads an application and presents it entry to his call listing and shots, permitting the software to extract and send out the specifics to an exterior server possibly belonging to a hacker, an SMS will be despatched to the consumer. The SMS will also incorporate a hyperlink on how to eliminate the malware, employing the bundled Trend Micro mobile protection application, Mr Tan stated.
Furthermore, the Web portal for the support enables the consumer to look at possible threats not just to his product, but these of cellular phone products linked to the identical account.
“This enables these with little ones under the identical account, for instance, to know if their children are setting up applications with malware,” Mr Tan stated.
Cell Guard is out there to M1 shoppers for S$2 a month, and this contains a licence key for the Trend Micro antivirus software for 1 product.
The detection and cure capabilities are out there for Android-based cellular phone users, though only the detection ability is out there for iOS products as the Trend Micro application is not out there on the platform, the corporation additional.