May 28, 2014

Your Stolen Phone Investigator: Lookout’s Theft Alerts Give You the Power Back

At Lookout, mobile security means more than protecting your phone from digital threats — it’s also about making sure the physical device and the precious data it carries stays safe. With 1 out of 10 people falling victim to phone theft, we’re excited to announce Theft Alerts, one more way Lookout is helping to curb the growing phone theft problem and protect your mobile privacy.

Theft Alerts is your peace-of-mind when your phone gets lost or stolen. It provides you with timely and contextual information so you know where your device and data are and what the thief is doing with it.

Category:   Lookout News
May 16, 2014

Widdit: When mobile mining malware might be legit


We’ve seen a lot of mobile mining malware in the last month, but this latest discovery introduced a major grey area: What if mobile miners are being used as a new in-app business model?

Category:   malware
May 7, 2014

Phone Theft in America: What really happens when your phone gets grabbed

You’re in a coffee shop. It’s 3 p.m. and you really need that espresso to get you through the rest of the afternoon. The barista calls your name and you set your phone down on the table — just for a quick second! — to grab the productivity-saving drink.

When you turn around your phone — and all the precious data on it — is gone.

This is a classic phone theft story and, unfortunately, 3.1 million Americans experienced one like in it the last year. Lookout decided it was time to get a clearer picture of what that awful phone theft moment looks like, so we conducted research in partnership with IDG to figure out exactly what a phone theft scenario looks like. The result: our first Phone Theft in America report*.

Category:   #Data