Trend Micro releases updated version of mobile security software
Trend Micro, a leading developer of mobile security solutions, has launched the latest version of its popular Trend Micro Mobile Security software. The latest version was inspired by the rising frequency of malware that specifically targets the Android platform as well as the privacy concerns that continue to plague Facebook and other social networking sites. As smartphones and tablets become more common, security is becoming a serious issue that has only recently been receiving significant attention.
New Android threats being discovered on a daily basis
According to Trend Micro, more than 350,000 unique malware applications targeting the Android platform have emerged throughout the world over the past year. These are only applications that security firms have discovered, Trend Micro suggests that there are at least one million malicious applications that have yet to be uncovered. Many of these applications are designed to steal a consumer’s personal information and use this information for some kind of gain.
Facebook information may be at risk of theft
Trend Micro notes that privacy concerns regarding social networking sites are also becoming a serious issue, especially among mobile consumers. According to the firm, approximately 680 million people access Facebook through their smartphone or tablet. Because many mobile devices do not have inherent security features, the information being shared with Facebook is not completely protected, putting this information at risk of theft and exploitation.
Trend Micro offers new mobile security tools to keep consumers safe
The Trend Micro Mobile Security software is designed to protect the Android platform and users of the Facebook mobile application. The software provides a fast scanning feature that can quickly and effectively root out malware that may have infected a user’s mobile device. It also helps Facebook users improve their privacy settings to make their information more secure through the social network. The new software is expected to be a major benefit for those that are concerned with mobile security and keeping their information free from the threat of exploitation.