Android antivirus can now pair with smartwatch

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 16:52

Kaspersky has updated its Android-based internet security offering, giving it the ability to connect to a user's smartwatch. — VNS Photo

HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — Kaspersky Lab has unveiled a new version of Kaspersky Internet Security for Android that, in addition to offering improved performance speed and protection quality, includes an option for managing protection via Android Wear devices.

A user's smartwatch can now display notifications from Kaspersky Internet Security from a paired smart phone or tablet. This could include notifications about a threat detected on the device.

A user can also remotely issue commands to the product via a watch by pressing keys on the screen or via voice control. These can activate an audible alarm to find a lost phone, run a scan for Android malware and update anti-virus databases.

"Statistics show that Android continues to be the second most attacked platform after Microsoft Windows, which is why owners of Android-based devices are strongly recommended to use security solutions," Alexey Chikov, product manager at Kaspersky Lab, said.

The new version of the security solution is now compatible with Android 6.0 and available on Google Play and the Kaspersky Lab site and as part of Kaspersky Internet Security – Multi-Device, and Kaspersky Total Security – Multi-Device. — VNS

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