Kaspersky Mobile Security Gets New Mugshot Feature
Article by George Norman
On 04 Oct 2012
The new Mugshot feature in the updated Kaspersky Mobile Security app will take photos of whoever is using your Android device without permission.

Computer security company Kaspersky Lab recently announced that it updated its security app for Android and touted the fact that it comes with new and improved features. Mugshot is the name of one of the new features the updated Kaspersky Mobile Security app has to offer. What this new feature does is it secretly takes photos of unauthorized users.


Say someone stole your phone and you want to know who could do such a heinous act. Thanks to the new Mugshot feature, you can take a series of photos of whoever is using your Android device and then have those photos sent to your personal Anti-Theft Web Management account.

The Anti-Theft Web Management portal is also a new feature introduced with the updated Kaspersky Mobile Security. This portal is your web-based control centre for quickly activating anti-theft features and remotely interacting with your Android device. From the portal you can activate the aforementioned Mugshot feature, activate other anti-theft features such as Device Lock or Data Wipe, and review logs of recent activities.

“In this update we’ve paid specific attention to anti-theft features. We know that consumers often lose important data when their smartphone is lost or stolen. According to a recent survey, 14% of users have experienced an incident of this kind. The new version of Kaspersky Mobile Security adds additional functionality in order to increase the chances of recovering a lost or stolen device,” commented Victor Dronov, Head of Mobile Products division, Kaspersky Lab.

Kaspersky Mobile Security’s New Features
  • Mugshot – secretly takes photos of whoever is using your Android device without permission.
  • Anti-Theft Web Management – a portal for quickly activating the app’s antitheft features.
  • Device Admin – prevent unauthorized uninstallation of Kaspersky Mobile Security.
  • Internet threats protection – the app blocks dangerous and malicious links.

Additional information on Kaspersky Mobile Security is available here.

Tags: Kaspersky Lab, Security, Android, Google, Kaspersky Mobile Security, Mugshot, theft
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