26 Jun 2013

New Norton Mobile Security includes database of 4 million scanned Android apps

Author: Pathlion | Filed under: About

Somewhere deep inside Symantec, there’s a humming farm of virtual machines whose sole purpose is to crawl 200-plus Android app stores worldwide, download about 10,000 new apps every day, and scan each and every one. They’re looking not just for malware, but for other annoying, privacy-invading things an Android app could do —oh, like take your phone number and send it along to a third party, or grab your camera pictures or contacts. Symantec The Norton Mobile Insights database crawls 200 Android app stores worldwide and downloads about 10,000 new apps every day, This database of four million scanned Android apps and counting is the foundation of Norton Mobile Insight, the biggest (but not the only) change to the new version of Norton Mobile Security (version 3.4 for iOS/3.5 for Android), announced Wednesday for iOS and Android devices.

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New Norton Mobile Security includes database of 4 million scanned Android apps

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