Combat Device Theft with the New Lookout Update
The latest version of Lookout Mobile Security for Android has been released.
The updated Lookout comes with Lock Cam, a free feature that notifies you if anyone tries to access your device, whether it has been stolen, or if someone else may be trying to take a peek when you're away. It automatically takes a picture of anyone who enters an incorrect password three times into your Android lock screen utilizing the front-facing camera on your mobile device. You will then receive an email with the picture and the location of your device, so you'll know who tried to access your device and where it happened.
To enable Lock Cam, simply go to "Settings" in your Lookout app to make sure you have Advanced Protection and Lock Cam enabled.
Also, premium users can now add a customized message of up to 300 characters to your Lookout Lock screen, so if your device is lost, you can help whoever finds it return it quickly. English-speaking Lookout Premium users can access this feature by logging into Lookout.com from another smartphone or computer, clicking the “Missing Device Tab” and selecting “Lock”.
Lock Cam is currently only available in English, and will only work if you have the following:-
- a front-facing camera
- Android 2.3+
- the Android lock screen enabled