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Intel starts offering McAfee Mobile Security free for Android and iOS users

Intel-owned online security business McAfee has made its Mobile Security product available free to Android and iOS users.

It follows an announcement made earlier this year by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich.

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Intel plans to drop McAfee name for online security

Some Intel security products for mobile devices will be free

Elements of McAfee mobile security products will become free for Apple iOS and Android devices, according to a statement made by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich at International CES 2014.

In addition, the McAfee name will be dropped as an online security brand, with future products becoming part of the new ‘Intel Security’ family.

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McAfee expects mobile devices to attract most 'threat innovation' in 2014

Intel-owned online security company McAfee Labs has published its Predictions Report for 2014, using trends from 2013 to forecast the type of online threats anticipated next year.

The company says it expects the mobile platform to “draw the lion’s share of threat innovation” in 2014. Ransomware - taking control of a user’s device and asking for payment - is expected to become an increasing threat to mobile users, as are sophisticated attacks that can bypass some security measures.

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McAfee records a big jump in Android malware

Online security company McAfee has just published its Threats Report for the first quarter of 2012, which was a record quarter for mobile and PC-based malware.

However, the company notes that its ability to detect and collect mobile malware has also improved significantly.

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This year will be the busiest ever for mobile malware, says McAfee

Intel-owned McAfee Labs has just published the McAfee Threats Report for the third quarter of 2011.

At the end of 2010, the security technology company anticipated there’d be 70 million unique mobile malware samples by the end of 2011… and it’s recently increased its prediction to 75 million unique malware samples, which would make 2011 the busiest year in mobile malware history.

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