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Indian Govt launches M-Kavach Free security solution for Android devices – Features

The Government of India has launched a malware analysis center called the Cyber Swachhta Kendra (CSK). This is a new desktop and mobile security solution in order to maintain a secure cyberspace in the country. Apart from this, the Govt. also launched a security and anti-theft solution for mobile phones called M-Kavach. In laymen terms, the M-Kavach is a mobile device security solution for Android devices which addresses various issues & threats related to mobile phones.

The M-Kavach deals with threats related to misuse of resources of a mobile device such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Camera, etc. It prevents the unauthorized access to these resources and protects the device against Javascript Malware. Users will also be able to restrict the access to certain apps if they feel the need. Access to certain critical applications such as mobile wallets, media apps, etc. Even certain unwanted communication can be prevented by blocking unwanted calls & SMS.

Features of M-Kavach

  • The app blocks unwanted calls and SMS.
  • Restricts the access to certain critical application like Mobile wallets, media apps, etc.
  • Access to certain hardware resources like WiFi, Bluetooth, Camera and MobileData is also controlled.
  • Allows remote wiping of contacts & call-logs using SMS.
  • The app also allows to remotely perform a factory reset of the device with the help SMS.
  • Protection against JavaScript Malwares.
  • Also has an option to backup and restore your device easily.

The M-Kavach app is supported on devices running Android Version 4.4, 5.0 & 6.x; as of now and you can download the app from the link given below –

MKavach
Developer: C-DAC Hyderabad
Price: Free

Apart from M-Kavach, they also launched a couple of other servcies like USB Pratirodh, AppSamvid, Browser JSGuard. USB Pratirodh is a desktop security solution which controls the usage of removable storage media devices like Pendrive, external HDDs, etc. AppSamvid is desktop based Application Whitelisting solution for Windows Operating System. Only the preapproved set of executable files will be allowed for execution in that particular computer. And finally, the Browser JSGuard is a browser extension which detects and defends malicious HTML & JavaScript attacks. If you are interested to know more about them, then you can simply head over to the source link to find out more details on the same and download links as well.

By Karthik Iyer on Wednesday 22nd of Feb 2017


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