Singtel Unveils Enhanced Mobile Security App with anti-SMS Phishing Feature

6 February 2018
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Singtel has launched an enhanced version of ZoneAlarm with advanced capabilities to combat cyber threats and other emerging vulnerabilities amid the growing prevalence of cyber security risks.

This includes a new anti-SMS phishing feature which alerts users to potentially harmful website links that are circulated via text messages.

The ZoneAlarm detects unsafe Wi-Fi networks and alerts smartphone users of known mobile malware. The launch of the enhanced mobile security app is especially timely given that at least 70% of users have not installed security apps in their smartphones, according to Singtel’s Mobile Threat Intelligence Survey.

While 68 percent of the survey respondents are aware of the risks of malware attacks on their smart phones, more than half still log onto public Wi-Fi hotspots without first checking if they are secured and safe to use. This makes them vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks and other threats which could give hackers access to sensitive data such as passwords, logins, banking details and even personal photos. 

The impact could be especially damaging as mobile commerce becomes increasingly popular. Singtel customers can subscribe to ZoneAlarm at a discounted price of just S$2 per month.

Diana Chen, VP Mobile Marketing, Singtel
New malicious apps, viruses and vulnerabilities are constantly emerging at an alarming rate. ZoneAlarm alerts customers of potential vulnerabilities. The app helps to reduce cyber security risks when they use their smartphones for mobile banking, online shopping and Internet surfing.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma

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