Lookout Mobile Security announced today Lookout Premium for Android which includes new security and privacy features for added smartphone protection. In addition, consumers have become more aware of privacy concerns on their phone and Lookout Premium now offers visibility into, and control of, personal information that smartphone apps access with the new Privacy Advisor. I have to admit that I didn’t really believe a lot in mobile phone security and there still isn’t a huge attack vector in this space yet, but I am moving over to the belief that it is better to be safe than sorry, so I use it myself.
Lookout also found that on average, users have 31 apps on their phones that can access their identity information, 19 apps that access their location and five apps that access their SMS and MMS messages. Man, I gotta review what apps I have installed.
Available for the first time in Lookout Premium, Privacy Advisor gives you immediate transparency about which applications can access your private data. With Privacy Advisor, you can scan every app you download and quickly view a comprehensive list of apps that can access your private data.
Lookout Premium includes all the great features available in Lookout Free, plus:
- Additional Security + Privacy Protection: Privacy Advisor +Remote Wipe and Remote Lock
- Enhanced Backup & Restore: Photos and call history, in addition to contacts. Transfer data to a new phone.
- Premium Support: Priority response to your issues and questions
Lookout Premium will be available for all Android users on November 16th for $2.99/month or $29.99/annually, with a 30-day free trial. You can download Lookout from the Android market or by going to www.mylookout.com.