Lookout is doing a bang up job by keeping its mobile users as safe as possible and now it’s extending its security to your web browser. While you’ll find most security threats within applications, the threats within the web browser still remain. Lookout Premium users now have all of their bases covered with mobile security and the Safe Browsing is a very welcomed feature.
Remember when you could just go to a website to jailbreak your iOS device? While this was painfully easy for those who want to jailbreak, the site itself is an example of just how you can go to a site and get, “had”. Most mobile browsers that are based of WebKit are susceptible to the same exploits until the code is pushed, and since browsers are built into operating systems themselves, users have to wait until the OS itself is update to get these fixes. The same exploit that could jailbreak your iPod touch could have been used to do something much more sinister, and that’s why Lookout’s Safe Browsing is needed.
The setup is simple and non-intrusive: Simply check the Safe Browsing box within Lookout’s settings menu and you’re protected. From there, if you attempt to go to a website that has potential threats within it, you’ll receive a notification that will alert you that the website may not be safe. Of course, you can continue to the website if you so choose, but you can’t say you weren’t warned. Rooted Android users should be even more weary, as potential threats are much bigger as a whole.
Add Safe Browsing to the handful of great features that Lookout provides and an Android user shouldn’t question which security application they should use. With many choices available today, Lookout is still number one in our book.
If you’re a Lookout Premium user already, be sure to update to the latest version of the application!
Press release after the break