We have released a new version of Avira Mobile Security for iOS. The free of cost security app for iPhone users comes with enhanced capacities to block out phishing sites and keep your identity secure.
How secure is your iPhone?
While iPhones are fairly secure against traditional malware, their owners are still very much at risk from phishing websites. These websites may look like a legitimate banking or shopping site, but they are used by cybercriminals to steal your private information such as email addresses, passwords, and banking card details.
Phishing websites on the rise
The number of phishing websites is on the upswing. In the first six months of 2017, Avira has found a 34% increase in the number of blocked phishing URLs and websites. These suspicious URLs were spotted and confirmed by Avira URL Cloud, a cloud-based system for identifying and blocking phishing URLs.
“Phishing sites are an increasing threat for users – regardless of the operating system that their device runs on. Even though the iOS system may not yet be so vulnerable to malware, its users are still susceptible to clicking on phishing sites that look legitimate.” Explained Alexander Vukcevic, Director Avira Virus Labs.
The newest version of Avira Mobile Security for iOS was designed to tackle these phishing threats head-on – and much more – as it secures your entire digital life. Highlights of Avira Mobile Security for iOS include:
- Web Protection: What’s that site really all about? Quickly check if a website is a phishing site. Powered by the Avira URL cloud, Web Protection works together with the browser to keep you safe from online scams.
- Activity Report – Provides you a transparent view of the security-enhancing activities on your iPhone such as scanned URLs, contacts and email addresses.
- Enhance your privacy – The app can be used standalone or as part of a complete suite to protect your digital life, as it enables you to add more security and privacy tools like Avira Phantom VPN, Avira Password Manager, or Avira QR Code Scanner directly from Avira Connect.
“With the newest Avira Mobile Security for iOS, we’ve focused on reducing the risks from ‘human factor’ mistakes. You can now surf freely – easier than ever – with the help of Avira Web Protection and enjoy a new, clean design and enhanced user experience at the same time.” says Corneliu Balaban, Manager of Mobile Development at Avira.
Ready for you
Tough on threats yet light on system performance, Avira Mobile Security for iOS can be downloaded free of cost from Avira.com and at the Apple store. The app is for all iPhones running on iOS 10 or newer.