Lookout Mobile Security today released a free security app for the iPhone and iPad.

"Lookout for iOS brings some mobile-specific security enhancements, such as a System Advisor, Contacts Backup, and Missing Device tools, but it lacks a scan for malicious apps and other traditional app or program-based local threats," writes CNET News' Seth Rosenblatt.

"This is by design, Kevin Mahaffey, Lookout's chief technology officer, said last week in an interview at the CNET office in San Francisco," Rosenblatt writes. "'How do we create a security tool for 95 percent of users? The key problems we've tried to solve are the most prevalent,' he said."

Go to "Lookout looks to tighten Apple's mobile security" to read the details.

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