| Executives April 17, 2016


April 17, 2016

Can a phone be hacked? Watch Lookout on 60 Minutes

By Lookout

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Interested in getting more in-depth information on our attack demonstrations? Read about how we did the Wi-Fi attack here and the mobile malware attack here
Tonight, 60 Minutes featured Lookout co-founder John Hering and a number of other well-known and respected security researchers demonstrating mobile attacks.
This snippet of conversation from the segment, captures the reality of mobile security:
60 Minutes’ Sharyn Alfonsi: “Is everything hackable?”
Hering: “Yes.”
A: “Everything?”
H: “Yes.”
A: “If somebody tells you, ‘You can’t do it’?”
H: “I wouldn’t believe them.”
As the segment continues a number of ways smartphones can be attacked are shown. For example, John explains the issues with spoofed Wi-Fi networks that, when connected to, could give an attacker a live view of the activity on your device. The segment also looks at an attack that uses only a phone number to spy on a targeted device.
Lookout provides safer solutions for everybody
At Lookout, we’ve been committed to helping the world become safer as it gets more connected since 2007. In that time we’ve developed a suite of products, including mobile apps for personal and enterprise security.
To detect mobile threats and protect your privacy you can download Lookout from the Google Play or App Store here:
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For enterprise technology and security teams, there’s Mobile Threat Protection, Lookout’s mobile security solution for business, that integrates with existing MDM and EMM solutions to deliver comprehensive security for the mobile threat landscape.
Learn more about Mobile Threat Protection in this video that shows the lightweight endpoint apps, admin dashboard, and simple provisioning.
Mobile security is more important than ever
As tonight’s episode showed, phones can be hacked. While this is a true statement, it’s not a cause for alarm. Lookout is laser-focused on creating products that serve and delight not just IT administrators and CSOs, but individuals as well. You don't have to worry about mobile security, because we will. However, if you’ve been waiting for the right time to pay attention to mobile security, that time is now.

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Thomas Wurst says:

October 25, 2016 at 6:34 am

I love your product, however it has yet to protect from the hackers putting Pegasus back in my iPhone. I have wiped it so many times it is unreal. At one time it was streaming so much that it almost burned my hands. Guess it will be a great bed warmer for the winter. I have suggestions for how to prevent this from happening again. We have to catch the hackers with their own game and publish their faces for the world to see. Any ideas!!!


Monica says:

September 13, 2016 at 1:01 pm

2questions. 1.-¿how many devices per account is possible to have with one premium annual payment? 2.- If my phone plan is almost finished, do i have to pay another premium account?


Meghan Kelly says:

September 15, 2016 at 3:53 pm

Hi Monica, with Lookout you can manage 5 devices in one account. You also won't need to get a new Premium account when your existing phone plan ends. You can simply deactivate your old device and activate your new one. To deactivate an old device, just log into Lookout.com and click the trash can next to the device you want to delete. You can email support [at] lookout [dot] com with any questions.


Stacey says:

September 13, 2016 at 10:11 am

Been a premium member since 2012! I will always be thankful for you guys! All my devices are with Lookout and I feel safer. Thank you!


Meghan Kelly says:

September 15, 2016 at 1:26 pm

We're so glad to hear that, Stacey! Thanks for being an awesome customer for the last four years.


Alejandro Cedillo says:

September 12, 2016 at 4:44 pm

In order to play the video, one has to get subscribed to a CBS paid service.


sandra gibson says:

September 12, 2016 at 3:15 pm

Cant get in as saying my email and password r not rite i forgot my password


Meghan Kelly says:

September 15, 2016 at 1:28 pm

Hi Sandra, I'm sorry you're having problems logging in. You can do a password recovery by going to the login page and clicking "Forgot Password." https://my.lookout.com/user/login If you're still having trouble, feel free to reach out to our support team and include the email address associated with your Lookout account: support [at] lookout [dot] com


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