Most mobile phone companies these days tend to do a pretty good job of ensuring that their devices stay updated with the most recent security patches. This is to ensure that exploits and vulnerabilities are patched in a timely manner to prevent them from being used, but this isn’t always the best solution.
This is because users themselves can make mistakes by installing malware from shoddy third-party websites or clicking on scam emails and so on. However, Samsung and McAfee are hoping to help reduce any potential incidents by pre-installing a McAfee anti-malware software in the Samsung Galaxy S10.
According to Terry Hicks, executive vice president, consumer business group, McAfee,
Due to the growing threat landscape and expansion of the attack surface, it’s more important than ever that consumers protect not only traditional devices like smartphones, PCs and laptops, but also connected home devices, such as Smart TVs. By working together with Samsung to provide comprehensive cross-device protection, we’re delivering essential security protection to more than 500 million customers, giving them the confidence they need to protect what matters.
This is not the first time that Samsung has worked with McAfee. The company had previously worked with McAfee on anti-malware protection back in 2017 with the Galaxy S8.