Feeds

Nokia talks up Securitas GPS app

Personal protection for paranoid persons

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Nokia has beefed up phone security by partnering with Securitas to design an application that’ll act like a personal bodyguard for mobile owners.

Called Safe-2-Go, the app’s designed to provide support to anyone in an “exposed situation”, and to offer increased security through information about the location of loved ones.

The app has four parts to its security arsenal: Assist, Find, Zone and Friends. Details about the first sector, Assist, are still a little sketchy, but Nokia claimed it’ll connect the user through to Securitas’ Alarm Central at the touch of a button.

Once in Alarm Central, you’ll have access to details about who’s connecting to you and where they’re located. Presumably this is about people connecting to you over Bluetooth or someone trying to track your location using GPS.

Find locates the current positions of a nominated chum, while Zone sends you a text if, say, your offspring leave or enter a predefined perimeter, such as the pub schoolground. Friends sounds much the same as Find, but Nokia claimed it differs by giving the locations of several people simultaneously.

The app will work on any GPS-enabled handset based on the S60 platform.

Safe-2-Go will be available in Europe during the second half of 2009. But the price is still a closely guarded secret. ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
TEEN RAMPAGE: Kids in iPhone 6 'Will it bend' YouTube 'prank'
iPhones bent in Norwich? As if the place wasn't weird enough
George Clooney, WikiLeaks' lawyer wife hand out burner phones to wedding guests
Day 4: 'News'-papers STILL rammed with Clooney nuptials
iPAD-FONDLING fanboi sparks SECURITY ALERT at Sydney airport
Breaches screening rules cos Apple SCREEN ROOLZ, ok?
Crouching tiger, FAST ASLEEP dragon: Smugglers can't shift iPhone 6s
China's grey market reports 'sluggish' sales of Apple mobe
A moment of brilliance? UPnP for Internet of Stuff lightbulbs
Thus doth tech of future illuminate present, etc
Apple's new iPhone 6 vulnerable to last year's TouchID fingerprint hack
But unsophisticated thieves need not attempt this trick
The British Museum plonks digital bricks on world of Minecraft
Institution confirms it's cool with joining the blocky universe
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.