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Comcast Offers Anti-Phishing App For Mobile
Free App For Xfinity Internet Customers
by Karl Bode 04:26PM Monday Feb 11 2013
Comcast has finally launched a security suite for smartphones and tablets after testing the service since 2009. According to a company press release, Xfinity customers can now download a free app called Constant Guard Mobile that will protect users from phishing attacks and fraudulent websites. The company also offers desktop users a version of Constant Guard made by Norton. Whether you really think you need your cable company to provide mobile device security, or whether you want yet another large company fiddling with your private data -- is of course up to the individual. We'd be interested in hearing Comcast user impressions of the app in the comment section below.

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FFH
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Tavistock NJ
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iOS only for now; Android later

It is iOS only for now; Android will be available later.

IowaCowboy
Iowa native
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join:2010-10-16
Springfield, MA
kudos:1

I have it

I have it on my iPhone/iPad but I never use it.

jtl999
CEO of Actiontec Dev Team

join:2012-11-24
In the GVRD
kudos:4

Re: I have it

What functionality does it have?

Harddrive
Proud American and Infidel since 1968.
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join:2000-09-20
DFW
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Really?

Why the hell would I put an app on my phone from this lying, cheating, scamming company? I'd rather have the app that the FBI has out.
brianw1957

join:2006-01-24
West Jordan, UT

Re: Really?

+1. tried this on my wintel laptop and it trashed my OS. Free...

LeftOfSanity
People Suck.

join:2005-11-06
Dover, DE
said by Harddrive:

Why the hell would I put an app on my phone from this lying, cheating, scamming company? I'd rather have the app that the FBI has out.

I see your point. Because the FBI is not a lying, cheating, scamming entity.
--
"I'm against picketing, but I don't know how to show it" - Mitch Hedberg

Doobee

@comcast.net

Not from Norton

Just to point out Norton doesn't make Constant Guard. Norton is just part of Comcast's free security offering.