Norton announces its AI-powered scam detection app, Norton Genie, is now available globally, and the company has partnered up with Emmy award winner Dan Levy to spread the word.
Available on iPhone, Android, Google Chrome, and more, Norton Genie uses cybersecurity data and AI that’s “trained on millions of scam messages” to identify scam messages, emails, links or posts received online.
The new scam detection tool was first released in early access in August 2023 and has since been tested and trained by learning potential real-world scam messages. The AI learns and adapts from these and can notify other users if they receive similar messages or links to dodgy websites.
“At this point, cyber scams are everywhere. I get emails every week claiming I need to click some random link in order to ‘claim a prize.’ So, when Norton approached me to help them in fighting back against cyber scams, I was happy to get involved,” Levy states.
“It’s so easy these days to get tricked into opening, clicking, or sharing shady links. The fact that Genie helps identify these scams and keeps people from falling victim to sharing money or personal information is such an important tool.”
Here’s a look at Levy promoting Norton’s scam detection tool:
According to the cybersecurity company, 1 in 5 people have been scammed in the past year. This includes everything from Amazon scams to sextortion scams, and phishing attacks are to blame. In the past month, the Genie app has scanned thousands of potential scam threats and saw “nearly 45% were legitimate scam attempts.”
“Scams will remain the leading cyber threat across the globe in 2024 and will continue to evolve in complexity at an unprecedented speed due to rapidly advancing technologies,” said Ondrej Vlcek, President at Gen.
He continues: “As the cyber threat landscape gets more complex, Norton Genie makes it as easy as possible to protect yourself from scams 24/7. Since its early access launch last year, we’ve been gathering learnings and results to ensure Norton Genie lives up to its potential, meets the needs of customers, and helps empower people to take advantage of the digital world, safely, privately and confidently.”
The app is entirely free to use on iOS, Android, and browsers. You can check it out on the App Store, Google Play Store, and genie.norton.com. If you’re looking for more protection from malware, consider the best antivirus software in NZ, such as Norton 360 Platinum, which can also detect scam messages and fake websites.