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Kaspersky Safe Browser now available for Windows Phone

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Kaspersky Safe Browser now available for Windows Phone
Windows Phone is a fairly secure operating system, though not without its flaws. With a distant third place in market share, that lack of exposure does not make it the most popular place to create mass exploitations of security vulnerabilities.

That said, it makes one wonder what an outfit like Kaspersky would build for the platform. Kaspersky Safe Browser is exactly what you think it is. It is a browser designed to protect you from phishing attacks or other exploits if you find yourself at some less than savory places on the internet.

Since the rest of the operating system is more or less locked down, we will have to see where Kaspersky will grow its offerings on the Windows Phone front. Its security suite of services is pretty popular on the traditional PC front and Kaspersky has been delving into mobile (most notably Android) recently.

If you spend a fair amount of time browsing on the “dark side” this app may be just what you need. Pick it up at the source link.

source: Windows Phone via WPCentral

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posted on 25 Feb 2014, 17:32

1. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)

Using Kaspersky on my desktop, it's one of the very best internet security options available in my opinion, ill give it a shot on mobile.

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 18:36 1

2. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

Why do I get the feeling that this particular editor is nonchalantly trying to make WP seem less significant, and not worthy?..
Next time just report about what the app does for the platform.. This guy touched more on market share, and the nature of WP, then the actual app itself...
Then again, this isn't mobile nations we're talking about here.. Should I seriously expect a unbiased article from all of PA's staff?..... Not!

posted on 25 Feb 2014, 18:55 2

3. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)

In his defense, it's kinda true. The developer community behind Windows Phone isn't nearly has large has Android and iOS (especially the hacker community. Where's my Windows Phone Jail Break?). Once the community picks up, flaws in the OS will be found (and exploited either for malicious reasons or for jail breaking). Though, at the rate Windows Phone is growing it shouldn't take long before the hacker community picks up. I give it a year or two.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 05:35

4. Ishmeet (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)

Correctly said. WP is unique in it's own way and need time to gain traction.
Once it is modifiable and able to be hacked to system level, it is sure to gain a lot of attention with the communities like XDA. The major reason why android is popular with users is the amount of customizations possible. Though one may argue that not everyone knows or likes to go through the process, the truth is changing and many of the users who don't know much about the OS gain interest and finally do the things like rooting, roms, launchers etc. which they were scared of.
Once wp is accessible to system level by the non-ms devs, there will be an insane amount of rise in what is possible with it and a lot of users are also bound to be attracted and may also develop more and more.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 08:56

5. boblight (Posts: 84; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)

Hmm safe browser eh ? Does that means sexy-timing in peace without worrying about phone being attacked ? Hahahaaha

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