With more and more consumers all over the world switching to mobile payment solutions, protecting these portable devices becomes of the utmost importance. Kaspersky Lab and WISeKey have joined forces to launch a new mobile security tool, which will act as an encrypted vault to protect devices from most harm. This powerful WISeKey Kaspersky Lab Security solution should be of significant interest to Bitcoin users as well.
Mobile financial solutions are slowly becoming the norm all over the globe, yet most consumers fail to take the necessary security precautions to keep all of their information safe. The same principle applies to a large portion of the Bitcoin community, as mobile wallet solutions are becoming more widely available thanks to all of the different companies creating these applications.
WISeKey Kaspersky Lab Security is a valuable – and even must-have – addition for any consumer making payments through a mobile device. The main purpose of this application is to provide optimal mobile security at all times, by combining the best technologies offered by Kaspersky Lab and WISeKey.
By locking personal data – including account usernames and passwords, as well as PIN codes and credit card details – into a secure personal data organizer, WISeKey Kaspersky Lab Security is packing quite the punch. Protecting the user’s data is of the utmost importance while still allowing for accountable identities which can be used to perform online activities, such as accessing services or making payments.
WISeKey CEO Carlos Moreira stated:
“Mobile security threats are on the rise as hackers look for new and better ways to hijack devices, for example for Bitcoin mining, cyber-espionage and to trick users into revealing their personal identity and bank account information. Today’s mobile operating systems offer significant security features, but the temptation presented by the sheer number of mobile phones in use means that criminals, both virtual and real, are not easily put off. The inventiveness that hackers apply to trick users into installing their predatory apps is a tribute to the dark side of human ingenuity.”
Given the increase in mobile threats as of late, it only makes sense for security companies to join forces in an attempt to guarantee user data protection. Especially the new Stagefright exploit on Android can become a major threat to users all over the world as hackers have the option to remotely hijack a device without the owner even realizing what is happening.
The WISeKey Kaspersky Lab Security app is now available in all the main App Stores, including Windows, Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad, Kindle, and Android. The application is entirely free of charge, and will be an excellent addition to mobile banking and Bitcoin users alike, as securing financial data is of the utmost importance.
What are your thoughts on WISeKey Kaspersky Lab Security? Will you be downloading the application? Let us know in the comments below!
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