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Sophos launches Security Threat Monitor for Apple iPhone

New app provides information about latest threats, news and malware

By CBR Staff Writer

IT security and data protection firm Sophos has launched Security Threat Monitor for Apple iPhone, which provides information about the existing and new computer security threats with an hourly updates from SophosLabs, a global network of researchers and analysts which constantly monitors the internet for new malware, virus, spyware, spam and phishing threats.

According to Sophos, the new application includes features such as threat spotlight that shows the most prevalent threats at any given time with the name of the threat, its alias, along with who is at risk and information on how to avoid becoming a victim; a list of the top ten threats analysed by the experts in SophosLabs, including information on the date of detection, operating systems affected and the prevalence of the threat.

In addition, the new application includes Stats feature that provides graphical depiction of threats with three screens showing email, spam and web-based threat statistics; and Maps feature that shows users threat information in the context of zoomable Google Maps.

The interactive map allows users to see where in the world the latest threats are appearing, and even the latest subject lines being used in spam campaigns, Sophos said.

Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, said: "People are spending less and less time chained to their desks, and an app like this gives users access to the very latest security information, wherever they are.

"Sophos Security Threat Monitor is updated hourly by our analysts based around the world. Rather than merely providing text-based statistics, we’ve made it easy for users to understand the latest malware attacks, with alerts and information delivered straight to their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad."

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