Data Security: McAfee vs Android Apps

Android logo John McAfee has apparently decided on his next project, an Android app security interrogator called “Cognizant”.

The Android app is a safety tool of types, inasmuch as it apparently conducts a census of all of the apps in your Android device and reports about what they have been permitted to do on it.

McAfee believes this functionality is an excellent idea because many apps ask for authorization to command just about all of a Android device’s functions, like the capability to study place data, make calls and shoot pictures. McAfee’s logic supposedly runs, if consumers know about this behavior, they’re going to either delete piquing apps or think twice before installing them.

Cognizant will seemingly appear on March 1st, with McAfee taking part in a web-based chat on February 14th to provide more depth on his new enterprise.