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LG, McAfee team up to bring anti-theft technology to G3

The LG G3 will ship with McAfee Mobile Security, in an effort to keep users safe from mobile threats - and uses a remote kill switch to shut off devices
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Jun 12, 2014 6:15 pm

Smartphone maker LG Electronics and security vendor McAfee have partnered to bring McAfee Mobile Security built-in on new LG G3 smartphones. Devices are popular targets of attack, with physical theft, malware attacks, and other vulnerabilities posing greater risk to users - which McAfee wants to help LG owners defend against.




The McAfee Mobile Security and kill switch was activated on LG G3 phones on May 28, and other LG customers are welcome to download the McAfee app from the Google Play Store.


"We are working with LG to build and implement unique security measures that empower users to live a safer, worry-free digital life," said John Giamatteo, McAfee consumer business GM, in a press statement. "Partnering with global mobile leaders such as LG is one of the many ways that we're working tirelessly to deliver innovative solutions that enable safer mobile computing for consumers."


Following political pressure, smartphone makers and wireless carriers have agreed to implement voluntary kill switches on devices. The state of Minnesota became the first U.S. state to make kill switches mandatory, with the California Senate passing a similar bill shortly after.


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