Download Lookout Android App to protect browser from malware and phising scam while using Android phone or tablet. This is an answer from security developer Android apps, the Android security apps which available on the Android Market are focused on blocking Trojans. While nothing to protect users from malicious websites and phishing scams.
But now Lookout Mobile Security has just released Safe Browsing, It is a new feature that protects users against malicious websites. Lookout crawls the web in search of compromised, impostor, or nefarious sites, and maintains a database that mobile users can access instantly. When someone clicks on a link to one of these malicious websites, or a website known to launch phishing scams, Lookout warns the user about the risk and gives the option to accept or not load the page.
Users if using the desktop has had awareness to protect themselves against phishing and malware-spreading website using common security software. But where online via smartphone, lack of awareness happens. Honestly, since using Xperia X10, mostly I browse the website through my X10 Android phone even to check my bank account. But this is bad practice if we have concern about security. To prevent unwanted issue due to my online activity, I just browse the trusted site from X10 phone.
“People are trained what to look for in their browsers, but on mobile devices… it’s much harder to identify phishing links,” Lookout CTO Kevin Mahaffey told me in a briefing about phishing attacks in May. “If you get an email or text message on your phone, some people tend to respond to it right away without really thinking about it. Safe Browsing gets in the way of that.”
Lookout Safe Browsing has premium version to protect users in email, SMS, Facebook, and other Android apps that can launch links. The company also gave us a chance to get $5 off when signing-up for Lookout Premium before June 22, 2011. So please hurry to get the app and protect your online activity to prevent any unwanted issue to your account especially financial account such as credit card, bank account and others. To get the price discount while you purchase the Lookout premium, just typing “BESAFEAN”. You can Download Lookout Android app from the Android Market link.