The latest release of the ESET Mobile Security suite comes with a safe space from where to launch finance apps. Banking trojans won’t get the chance to steal user data from the users, as the apps will run in a secured, isolated environment.

The sixth version of ESET’s ‘Mobile Security’ suite for Android devices has just landed, and it brings an exciting new feature called “Payment Protection.” As the name suggests, this system is meant to help Android users perform secure payments using their smartphones and to lock out any banking trojans and nasty malware strains that may be lurking undetected.

ESET’s “Payment Protection” automatically identifies all applications that fall into the “Finance” category and places them behind a secure execution wall. Of course, users can add applications manually onto this “safe space.” To launch any of these apps, the user has to open “Payment Protection” and do it from within the tool. This ensures that other apps on the device, like undetected malware, for example, won’t be able to recognize this launch, and thus, it won’t get the change to overlay any phishing pages or push fake messages.

Unfortunately, this feature is only available for the paid (Premium) version of the ESET Mobile Security 6, which also includes a proactive anti-theft system, home monitor integration, anti-phishing, app lock, and scheduled scanning. If you opt for the free version, you’ll still get a fully-featured antivirus engine with real-time scanning, activity logs, and the ability to lock the device remotely. That said, as long as these holes exist, malicious actors will attempt to exploit them, and we will be suggesting that you use additional third-party security solutions.

Source: ESET

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