Verizon has introduced a McAfee-based Mobile Security app for its line of Android devices, with prices ranging from free to $1.99 a month. The carrier claims that devices are targets "of the same security and privacy threats that plague laptops and desktops," and while consumers haven't taken to antivirus software on mobile, companies like McAfee are striking deals directly with carriers.
Android represents a new market for antivirus companies due to Google's slow implementation of features such as device location and remote wiping — functionality that is sorely lacking from stock Android, but present for iPhone and iPad users.
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Android is the libertarian's paradise, the virtual wild west.