Kaspersky releases enhanced apps for iOS and Android

Monday 17 June 2024 08:35
Kaspersky is announcing the release of its upgraded iOS and Android mobile apps, with updates focusing on security, privacy and improved usability.
Kaspersky releases enhanced apps for iOS and Android

Among new features available in the iOS app are the Security Scan button, Private Browsing option and a Siri-shortcut feature, that effortlessly turns on the VPN.

According to StatCounter's data, mobile devices now account for nearly 60% of global web traffic. With the growing prevalence of mobile usage, it is crucial for users to maintain their cybersecurity robust and comprehensive.

To ensure the presence of safety for mobile users, Kaspersky is presenting its updated apps for iOS and Android. These enhancements offer new features providing a higher level of protection in the digital realm, increased privacy, and improved usability for a smooth and convenient user experience.

Kaspersky for iOS devices have been updated with a set of new features:

  • A Security Scan button, which checks all security systems on the smartphone and helps users enable the most powerful protection mode. For example, users can receive recommendations to turn on a VPN, Anti-Phishing, and other security features.
  • A Private Browsing extension for the Safari browser. It prevents tracking systems from collecting information about users' activity to monitor their behavior. Additionally, iOS owners can use Safari's Anti-Banner element to block banner ads, including potentially malicious ones.
  • A Siri Shortcut feature for improved usability: by simply tapping a button and saying, "Hey Siri," users can effortlessly turn their VPN on and off with voice commands. This option is available for consumer solutions equipped with a VPN, such as Kaspersky VPN standalone, Kaspersky Premium and Kaspersky Plus.

Privacy protection for both mobile platforms is enhanced with a new Identity Theft Check feature. It empowers users to track all leaks from accounts linked to a particular phone number and to take immediate protection measures, such as changing the password on the affected account. Currently, Identity Theft Check is exclusively available in the most comprehensive tier of consumer solutions - Kaspersky Premium — and can be activated on a smartphone after purchasing it at Kaspersky website. Later this year, Kaspersky Premium will also be available directly for purchase within apps.

Another long-awaited update is a Dark Mode. This is an important aspect of UX design available both on iOS and Android platforms, allowing users to enjoy a more comfortable viewing experience.

"As we spend a significant amount of time online on our smartphones, mobile devices require protection that is as strong as, if not stronger, than that available on desktops. We are continuously developing and improving our mobile apps for iOS and Android, incorporating a wide range of functions for comprehensive protection, including anti-phishing, VPN, anti-spyware, online privacy, identity protection and of course, antivirus. The superior quality of our protection is further validated by independent testing organizations like AV-Comparatives, which recognized our consumer product line as Product of the year in 2023," comments Marina Titova, Vice-President, Consumer Product Marketing at Kaspersky.

Source: Piton Communications

Kaspersky releases enhanced apps for iOS and Android