SINGAPORE - With more than six billion applications downloaded to date, it’s clear that the Android Market is experiencing explosive growth and that consumers are hooked on downloading what they want, when they want it. At the same time, consumers need to be vigilant about safeguarding their mobile phones because Symantec’s latest Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 16, found that researchers identified nearly four times as many unique-to-Android pieces of malware than the previous year. With twenty percent of Singaporean adults having already experienced mobile-related cybercrime (twice the global average of 10 percent), the need to protect consumer mobile devices is more important than ever.
Reinforcing its commitment to the Norton Everywhere ‘Beyond-the-PC’ initiative, Norton by Symantec today announced the availability of Norton Mobile Security Lite, a free security application for Android-based smartphones. With a 4 out of 5 star rating on the Android Market, Norton Mobile Security Lite seamlessly combines selected anti-theft features with powerful antimalware, giving users a sense of security in the event their phone is ever lost, stolen or compromised by malware.
Norton Mobile Security Lite is now available for free in English on the Android Market. For users who want additional protection such as the ability to block unwanted calls or text messages; or block phishing websites used to steal personal information and money, there is the option to upgrade to the full featured Norton Mobile Security for an annual subscription of S$19.90.