New phone charger checks for malware while it powers up

10/8/2013 | Geek.com

Belkin is joining a security firm founded by a former researcher at Lockheed Martin to bring to market a new Android phone charger that targets mobile malware by automatically scanning and cleaning infected files. Kaprica says its Skorpion device, which will require a monthly fee to use, receives regular updates from the device it is charging and provides deep scans based on a programmable schedule. The company said it eventually plans to introduce Skorpions that work with other smartphone operating systems.

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