LG teams up with McAfee to bring an anti-theft feature to its new flagship G3 smartphone

LG teams up with McAfee to bring an anti-theft feature to its new flagship G3 smartphone

Smartphones have increasingly become a target for people to steal and re-sell, but LG is going all out to stop that from happening successfully with its new G3 smartphone.

LG’s latest flagship smartphone, the G3, was unveiled in London late last month — and now the Korean firm has teamed up with McAfee to introduce an anti-theft feature to the device. This comes in the form of a Kill Switch which lets users disable their phones remotely in the event of loss or theft. The software wipes out content so that personal information won’t be compromised.

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The partnership also sees the G3 come pre-installed with a McAfee Mobile Security app that provides antivirus, data backup, remote lock and wipe and remote tracking services for five years at no cost. All other LG users can download the app for free on Google Play. McAfee Mobile Security also features a screen lock on LG devices that blocks factory resets and rooting attempts, requires password authentication, and can be controlled by the user not only from the device, but also a Web console.

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