Kaspersky Lab and WISeKey, a Swiss based cyber-security company have today unveiled a new app to protect smartphones from cyber security attacks.
Know as WISeID Kaspersky Lab Security, this new edition integrates technologies from both cyber-security companies to offer mobile users safer and more reliable mobile communications and transactions.
The WISeID Kaspersky Lab Security cyber-resilience edition is able to locks personal data such as account usernames and passwords, credit card numbers and access PINs into a secure personal data organiser, creating accountable identities for online activity while the data itself remains protected in a secure cloud vault.
Mobile security threats are increasing in number and sophistication, with hackers looking for ways to hijack mobiles for Bitcoin mining, or to trick mobile users into giving up their personal identity and bank account information. Just the other day, Kaspersky Lab experts said they had detected a new malicious program targeting Android devices running the 4.4.4. and earlier versions of the Android OS.
Known as Triada, the experts from Kaspersky says the Trojan can be compared to Windows-based malware in terms of its complexity. They add that it is stealthy, modular, persistent and has been written by very professional cybercriminals.
Even though mobile operating systems provide app developers with significant security features, hackers have still been able to exploit the massive installed base of Android and iOS devices, using many different infection vectors to place malware.
Users without mobile security software are vulnerable to all these threats and more. The WISeID Kaspersky Lab Security includes Kaspersky Mobile Security SDK a robust and proven solution for protecting mobile phones against security threats. The SDK’s inclusion in the app also delivers advanced security features like web & network protection, device protection and risk detection to smartphones, offering users an effective layer of self-defense.
Among other things, WISeID keeps passwords in an encrypted vault, generates hard-to-crack passwords, and safely synchronises data between computers and devices on multiple platforms, using secure cloud storage. The vault can be unlocked only with the user’s Master Password and/or defined pattern, with additional protection provided through facial recognition authentication. WISeID can be accessed online though a single click.
WISeID Kaspersky Lab Security with built-in Kaspersky Mobile Security SDK is available now for iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac OSX, Windows and Kindle.