malware attack issue which has been on the tech news recently.
Symantec has just released an app to counter and defend malware attacks on Android-powered devices.
Symantec's Norton Mobile Security for Android devices comes in lite and full versions.
The Lite (free) version of Norton Mobile Security offers basic malware protection, and offers hassle free remote locking your device in case it is stolen or lost.
Whereas the full version is an annual subscription of $30 for additional features, such as remotely wipe your device data and locate it, and also anti-phising module, block all incoming SMS and calls.
With the additional features Norton has to offer, seems to me it is still not worth the $30 annual subscription fee.
It is true that the additional feature such as locating my stolen phone is quite handy. but in case I turned GPS off to save battery, the feature itself lost its main point as the location aiding will not be as accurate.
Furthermore with the sms and phone call blockings, should i even pay that much for a module blocking and filtering certain phone numbers? (After all, how many phone numbers are you gonna block anyway?)
Free version comes in quite handy and adequate for now, nevertheless, malware attacks are getting stronger and more unique than ever that you will not know when it attacks. And the phising thing is the worst attack of all, personal details leaked, not a good thing. It's really your choice to have fully-armed protection for your Android-powered device. But for now a free version is enough, I reckon.