MWC 2018: McAfee launches Mobile Threat report, announces partnerships

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McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company  has unveiled its latest Mobile Threat Report at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.

The report reveals over 16 million infestations detected in the third quarter of 2017 alone – nearly double the number from the previous year.

The last year not only marked an explosion in mobile malware, but also showed significant changes in the mobile landscape, setting up 2018 to be a year of advanced and targeted attacks.

The estimated 5 billion mobile users worldwide proved to be enticing bait for malware authors who ramped up the number of attacks.
In order to secure the increasing number of consumer devices susceptible to attack, McAfee has announced key partnerships to ensure security is built-in across devices and networks.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note8 come pre-installed with anti-malware protection powered by McAfee VirusScan and Samsung Secure Wi-Fi, for which McAfee provides backend infrastructure.

Furthermore, Telefónica and McAfee announced that McAfee Secure Home Platform will be embedded on all Telefónica routers, starting June 2018. This partnership marks the first time a telecommunications company has delivered internet security for all customers by embedding security at every point where they connect.

McAfee also strengthened its strategic partnership with Türk Telekom, with the launch of Türk Telekom Total Protection, delivering security protection for its mobile and broadband customers, enabling them to choose from a variety of packages to meet their needs and budget to cover their PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets, starting in March 2018.

Chris Price