Kaspersky Extends Digital Security to Wearables
Kaspersky recently extended its protective reach in the mobile world to include the digital security of wearables. The antivirus company recently did this through an update that allows consumers who utilize its security solutions to extend the protection from their Android smartphones directly to their Android Wear smartwatches.
"Statistics show that Android continues to be the second most attacked platform after Microsoft Windows, which is why owners of Android-based devices are strongly recommended to use security solutions. At the same time, the Internet of Things market is rapidly developing, attracting more and more users. This means that security solution vendors need to make it possible for customers to use the IoT in combination with their protection solutions," Alexey Chikov, Product
APRIL 2016 Manager at Kaspersky Lab, commented.
Smartwatch intrusions are slowly but surely becoming more commonplace in today's digital age. With Kaspersky's update, a user's smartwatch will now be able to display notifications from Kaspersky Internet Security for Android when paired with a smartphone or tablet. Some of these notifications include threats detected on the wearable, or on the phone.
As an extra added layer of protection, the new update also includes tools to remotely control a device in the event that it is lost or stolen, to filter out unwanted calls and messages, and to hide any and all personal data from prying eyes.
Kaspersky Internet Security for Android is available on Google Play.