Intel Security announced that Samsung’s latest smartphone, Galaxy Note7 and Tizen OS based Z2 will come pre-installed with McAfee VirusScan mobile security. McAfee VirusScan Mobile is an anti-malware technology solution that is already helping to provide a more secure mobile experience to millions of Samsung Galaxy users globally.
With this collaboration, Samsung customers can enjoy better protection from more diverse and sophisticated threats in mobile world.
According to Intel Security’s McAfee Labs Threats Report–June 2016, there are 305 new threats every minute, or more than 5 every second. New mobile malware grew 17 per cent quarter over quarter in Q1 2016.
Total mobile malware grew 23 per cent quarter over quarter in Q1 2016 and 113 per cent over the last four quarters. In particular, new ransomware rose 24 per cent in Q1 2016 due to the continued entry of relatively low-skilled criminals into the ransomware cybercrime community. This report showcases the need for security against a growing volume of mobile malware and expanding attack surface.