Asurion Protecting Walmart Smartphone Customers for Free
Walmart today announced that its Android and BlackBerry smartphone customers now have access to free virus protection. Customers who subscribe to Walmart's MobileCarPlus handset insurance may download and use the Asurion Mobile Security application at no extra cost. Asurion's app scans for viruses and malware, and offers safe browsing alerts when surfing the web to protect against malicious web sites. The Asurion app also allows subscribers to more easily locate and retrieve lost or stolen handsets, as well as lock them or wipe their contents, should the need arise. The Asurion app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or BlackBerry World.
Google Play Protect Now Securing Android Devices
Jul 20, 2017
Play Protect, a security tool Google announced earlier this year, has made its way to many of today's Android smartphones. Play Protect is a set of features that Google created to keep Android phones safe from malware and other malicious applications.
Google Simplifies Searching For Lost Phones
Jun 1, 2016
Google today made improvements to its My Accounts tool that should help people better manage their Google settings as well as their smartphone. Users can now access their account by saying, "Ok Google, show me my Google account" into the Google Search app.
T-Mobile Device Insurance Plan Adds ID Protection
May 5, 2017
T-Mobile today rolled out a new option for those seeking to protect not only their expensive smartphone, but themselves. The new Premium Device Protection Plus monthly insurance plan adds McAfee Security for T-Mobile with ID Protection.
Google Enables Safe Browsing in Chrome By Default
Dec 7, 2015
Google today said it has made Safe Browsing the default behavior in Chrome for Android. Any Android device running Play Services 8.1 and higher (which should be most) will have Safe Browsing mode turned on starting with Chrome 46.