Free Sophos security threat monitor for Apple iPhone


Free Sophos security threat monitor for Apple iPhone

Warwick Ashford

Security firm Sophos has launched an iPhone application designed to enable users to stay on top of the latest threats, news and malware information.

The application provides a view of new and existing computer security threats, with hourly updates from the SophosLabs global network of researchers and analysts, the firm said.

Users will be able to see the most prevalent threats at any given time as well as information about who is at risk and how to avoid becoming a victim.

The application also lists information about the top 10 threats, provides graphs of statistics on e-mail, spam and web-based threats, and shows the latest threats on a world map.

"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," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos.

"Rather than merely providing text-based statistics, we have made it easy for users to understand the latest malware attacks, with alerts and information delivered straight to their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad," he said.

The Sophos Security Threat Monitor is free to download from the iTunes App Store.

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