Like we have done for the last couple of years, we are once again partnering with Lookout to give away a bunch of tickets to their Google I/O party! Not familiar with Lookout? Just know that they are really into security on your Android phone – like really into it. Their products can help you find your lost phone, remotely wipe said lost phone, scan apps for malware, offer you security advice, and even let you backup contacts and media. They also stay up on malware trends around the industry and even created a Heartbleed scanner during that massive security ordeal.
Oh, they like to party during Google I/O too. For as far back as I can remember, Lookout has been hosting a pre-I/O party that seems to grow each year and is always a lot of fun. There are free prizes to the first who show up (this time from Lookout and T-Mobile), food, drinks, and more. We will also be in attendance! The last couple of years we were able to meet a handful of DL readers, which was awesome.
If you will be available in San Francisco on Tuesday, June 24, and would like to join us at the party, then get ready, because we have 10 tickets to give away. Keep in mind that those 10 tickets allow you to bring a friend as well, so we are really giving away 20 spots, if you think about it. (more…)
Lookout announced this morning that they have struck a deal with AT&T, enabling them to bring the anti-virus software preinstalled on all Android devices sold from the carrier. Lookout has a similar deal with other US carriers, so AT&T is just another provider they are adding to the list. (more…)
Google I/O is approaching swiftly, so that means it’s time to fill up our calendars with evening activities, one of which seems to be Lookout Mobile Security’s party. Last year, they asked us to invite a big group of readers from Droid Life to join in on the fun (“fun” meaning free booze and prizes), and have once again asked that we do the same for another 10 members of the DL community. (more…)
Today, Lookout is reporting that they have found a new family of malware that has been running rampant throughout Google Play called, BadNews. BadNews was found on a total of 32 applications on Google Play and through statistics, is said to have been downloaded roughly 2 million to 9 million times. (more…)
This morning, Lookout Mobile Security published version 3.0 of their mobile Android application on Google Play. The update is pretty massive in terms of looks and functionality, which has Lookout very proud of their work. For starters, it does indeed look a lot cleaner and sophisticated, but what good are looks without awesome features? Don’t worry, they covered that too. (more…)
News broke this week that had many Samsung and Android device owners worried over the safety of their data. Apparently, if an at-risk device visited a website containing a line of code, the device’s contents could be wiped and erased completely without the user being able to stop it. Lookout is taking this vulnerability quite seriously and has released an update to their application to protect against these forms of attack. (more…)
Uh oh, you’ve lost your phone and aren’t near a computer to help you locate it. No worries, you have Lookout installed and your friend has a smartphone too. With Lookout’s newly redesigned mobile web application, finding your device at the Starbucks you left it at is now even easier than it was before. (more…)
If you are already going to be in San Francisco for Google I/O at the end of this month, then how would you like to come hang out with the DL crew at Lookout’s I/O party called “Party Your Apps Off”? The party is the night of Tuesday, June 26 at 8PM, and will feature plenty of good food (food truck style), unlimited drinks, Android-centric goodness, and even goodie bags for the first few people that show up at the door. The location is secret for now, but Lookout has assured us that it will be at one of SF’s hottest downtown spots. If you are going to be around, jump past the break for details on how to enter to win 1 of 20 tickets. (more…)