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Mobile Security software newly released by Trend Micro

The global developer of security software has released a new security solution that provides protection from cyber threats.

Trend Micro Inc. has released a new and improved version of its Trend Micro Security 2015 suite, which offers Antivirus Security, Mac Security, Internet Security, Maximum security and Premium Security, and the company has also released a mobile security app which prevents the installation of malicious apps.

According to the results of a study, 40% of mobile users do not protect their device with a password.

A recent study commissioned by Trend Micro found that internet users take part in various online behaviors that are potentially risky, such as allowing apps to access information from their social media profiles and browsing suspicious websites. 67% of consumers allowed their web browsers to save their passwords while they were on the net.

Since it is becoming more common for mobile device accounts to be shared with home computer networks, Trend Micro decided to create a comprehensive security solution that would offer consumers protection regardless of which device they were using.

Mobile Security and AppsThe company’s general manager of global consumer business, Akihiko Omikawa, said that “Trend Micro Security 2015 provides protection against threats and privacy concerns regardless of the device or operating system.” He added that “The solution protects users’ personal information from being compromised by cyber criminals while maintaining privacy and protection of online activity,” and that it “protects individuals anytime, anywhere, on any device, acting as a great deterrent.”

In addition to 40% of mobile users admitting to not password protecting their device, the study also found that 28% of respondents allowed their social media profiles to be accessed by mobile apps and 10% believed that they had downloaded a malicious app to their mobile device.

The mobile security app helps to identify fake websites and bad apps.

Among other security features, it protects a mobile user’s device from malicious software that may attempt to steal the user’s information or sign them up for expensive third party services. It can also help user’s choose the top security settings on Facebook, to help increase privacy protection within the social media universe.

While a free version of the new mobile security solution offered by Trend Micro is available, it only provides limited security features including backup, app scanning, and Facebook Privacy. To receive the services full benefits, users will need to pay an annual fee.

Mobile security threats are an equal problem for Android and iOS

New report finds iOS mobile devices are just as susceptible to attacks as Android gadgets.

As far as malware is concerned, Apple has done a good job at keeping it out of its App Store and, although it is not as much of a target for malware as is the case for Android devices, according to a report from mobile security management company, Marble Security, when it comes to Android and iOS, one is not more secure than the other.

Both operating systems carry similar risks.

According to the report, “The major security differences between iOS and Android are largely that Android is a much more open operating environment, more easily allowing users to download apps from app stores that have poor or non-existent app analysis and vetting procedures.”

However, Marble Security pointed out through its report that most of the malicious attacks on Android and iOS mobile devices typically come from the same sources. Some of these include SMS, malicious apps, or via Wi-Fi hotspots that have been compromised.

Even though Android apps can be downloaded and installed from more stores aside from Google Play, the mobile security company pointed out that even a device that has not been jailbroken can sneak past Apple’s walls through third party testing applications like TestFlight, for example, which is an app Apple acquired just this year.Mobile Security a problem for competitive platforms

Moreover, phishing attacks, particularly those in an enterprise environment where attackers can tap directly into the corporate directory and send emails or text messages to targets, is another chief security problem that is common for both mobile platforms.

The company also noted that iOS mobile devices are susceptible to a threat that can be introduced through management profiles. If the user installs a “hostile configuration profile, then the enterprise is at risk for” phony app installs, APTs, intercepted traffic and sophisticated phishing.

Malware threats may be lower but mobile security risks are still an issue for Apple.

Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, has openly made fun of Google for Android’s vulnerabilities in the past, but clearly iOS is not exactly risk-free. That said, Apple has managed to have an overall better track record with mobile security in terms of malware, due to its tight control over app distribution and, unlike Android, when Apple releases its latest version of its operating system, the vast majority of its users upgrade to the most recent one.