McAfee buys another mobile insecurity outfit
INSECURITY OUTFIT McAfee has bought its second mobile security company in as many months.
It has bought Tencube, which makes remote location wipe and locking technology, for an undisclosed amount of cash.
In June McAfee bought Trust Digital for that outfit’s mobile management and security tools.
What appears to interest McAfee is Tencube’s Wavesecure service, which includes remote locate, lock, backup and wipe technology that allows users to find and secure lost mobile phones.
Basically it means that the phone will also automatically go into lock-down mode if it is used with an unauthorized wireless account. It will then ring up the user’s emergency contact number and say where it is.
Wavesecure locked phones also show a permanent message on the screen explaining how to return the phone to its owner, at least until the battery runs out.
McAfee has a cunning plan to offer a child locator service using the technology, which means that you will have to take your child’s phone away from them when you try to lose them. µ