Kaspersky Mobile Security gets updated, adding Mugshot and web-based control panel

It is should be no surprise that every day, threats are targeted towards all desktops as well as mobile platforms. Unfortunately, Android in particular is known to see more malware opposed to other mobile operating systems, due to the ease of installing 3rd-party applications and software.

The threat level for Android is always a “win/ lose” situation. If you have unknown sources enabled to download files from the web, you are invulnerable against cyber attacks. However by only downloading software from trusted users, you may be introduced to less clutter. In any case, you have to owe it to great developers from companies like Kaspersky’s Mobile Security, for around the clock mobile security. Especially with some new improvements and tweaks that the dev team had upgraded under the hood.

Besides the average virus scanning and location tools, users are now able to access a web-based control panel. This gives users the ability to remotely lock, wipe, or find your device using trusty Google Maps. More noticeable in the new update, however, is the addition of “Mugshot”, allowing the original phone user to capture images utilizing the front-facing camera. Settings within the online web server can alter when these features are triggered, or deactivated.

I have to admit that it is quite nice to see Kaspersky update their popular security software. Though it feels like the company could have added these features earlier, there are enough consumers who value the “Kaspersky” name, that don’t mind waiting for updates. If you currently do not have Kaspersky Mobile Security, you can purchase a one-year license for $19.95.

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About the Author: Will Gill

Will is an exciting writer, following his greatest obsession of Android media. Born and raised in New England, Will likes literature, movies, television, and the vast library of videogames. He is in his 2nd year of technology journalism, and would love to pursue it further, in the future. He currently sports a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, waiting for the arrival of the Note II.

  • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

    These are both features that Cerberus has had since forever, and instead of $20 per year with Cerberus you pay 3 euro for a perpetual license that covers multiple devices.