A San Francisco startup plans to release software for the five major
smart-phone operating systems to protect data, detect malicious software and
allow remote backups.
Known as Lookout, the software will allow the users of most smart phones to
backup their data, remotely locate their phone, protect against malicious
software and, if necessary, erase the phone from afar. The firm, which is also
named Lookout, will release the software in early 2010, allowing consumers to
take advantage of basic features at no charge and selling a premium version to
more security-conscious users.