October 5, 2012

A sign of things to come? Antivirus Protection with that Smartphone Plan

With malware becoming a genuine threat on smartphones, AT&T is hoping businesses—and eventually consumers—will be willing to pay for an extra subscription service to protect gadgets against viruses and malware with an app and a filtering service that runs on the carrier's network.

AT&T Mobile Security is being offered only to businesses for now, but next year the company plans to make it available to consumers, too.

[via MIT Technology Review]

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