Reliance Jio has partnered with Norton to bring a comprehensive mobile security solution known as JioSecurity that monitors apps on users’ smartphone and advise on safety and privacy of apps. The app is available in Google Play Store and Apple App Store and it also exclusively meant for Jio users.
Norton Mobile Survey reveals that 36 percent of smartphone users in India either always grant permissions or simply don’t know enough about the kind of permissions they may have granted. Further, nearly one in two Indians have granted access to contacts and mobile data, while 50 percent of users have granted permissions to send promotional texts/emails. The survey further reveals that close to 40 percent have granted permission to access their camera, bookmarks, and browsers, while close to 30 percent have granted permissions to apps for tracking their geo-location.
So, it is evident that there are many applications that secretly send all these data at the back and in order to stop this and make your smartphone safer, JioSecurity app comes loaded with some interesting features. To start with, it has malware scanner along with app security and it also comes with the web and device protection.
The working of the application is pretty simple. All you have to do is download the application from the Play Store and log-in using your Jio ID. Once that it is done, the app will ask for administrator permissions and once you do that, it will scan your smartphone and will bring a comprehensive report. The implementation is pretty useful and the applications work just fine. During our testing, we found that the app was able to show the privacy risk of certain apps and it also showed where the app is sending the data and advises you to Uninstall it or add to Trust section.
Further, the application also monitors the websites through the browser installed and alert users about the malicious links and sites. The security app is also useful in mWallet services and it is a pretty neat addition to its Jio suite of apps.