Kasper­sky Ex­tends Dig­i­tal Se­cu­rity to Wear­ables

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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.

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