According to Apple’s Mar 2012 Keynote over 315 million iOS devices have been sold worldwide along with an inaccurately adopted notion that these post-PC devices were free from the security risks posed by their seemingly more exposed predecessors. As news of iOS security breaches and privacy issues become commonplace Rookie Systems launch TrustR, an iOS app that scans installed applications for security and privacy issues and notifies users of risks along with qualified and comprehensible information to aid resolution.
Reported security issues range from vulnerabilities due to coding, insecure sharing of user credentials or information, privacy violations, address book theft and even deliberately malicious features and attempted virus distribution. With a large amount of data stored on the average iOS device, keeping that data protected from these risks is a priority for every iOS user and TrustR connects to an ever-updating database of expert identified risks to inform users of identified problems along with proposed solutions.
TrustR has so far identified risks in 1,000s of applications including; PayPal, Skype, Path, iFileExplorer and Meeps, and similar to traditional virus scanning software on a PC TrustR offers users both peace-of-mind as well as actionable information should a security risk be found. TrustR can be installed on any iOS device to help protect it’s contents and also supports jailbroken devices – where root access dramatically increases possible risks and the need to operate only trusted software.
“Most users assume that their iOS devices are 100% secure, however recent developments have highlighted a series of vulnerabilities, privacy issues and hidden malicious functionality within certain apps.” commented Nicklas Wolff of Rookie Systems, creators of TrustR. “TrustR scans the installed apps on a device and identifies security and privacy risks, allowing users to take the necessary action – install an update or remove the offending app – to keep their device secure.”
TrustR, the new security solution for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch is available now in the App Store at: http://itunes.apple.com/app/trustr/id466918294?mt=8.
For more information or media inquiries, contact Mark Johnson of appshout! on behalf of Rookie Systems at +1-408-757-0156 or press(at)myappshout(dot)com.