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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 is presenting a growing threat

The latest information released by Trend Micro shows that the landscape is changing due to malware.

The Threat Security Roundup from Trend Micro has just been released and it has suggested that issues regarding mobile security threats are starting to change the trends in the overall protection and digital landscape.

Cyber criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated in the way that they target smartphones and tablets.

Though the use of malware as a mobile security threat is nothing new, and it has been increasing for some time now, criminals are making much more complex and sophisticated attacks, says Trend Micro. According to the Trend Micro SA country manager, Gregory Anderson, “Our most recent threat report shows that cyber criminals have absolutely no regard for the privacy of Google Android smartphone and tablet users.”

Anderson pointed out that malicious apps over Android are creating a higher risk mobile security environment.

Mobile Security ThreatsIn fact, he stated that there has been an increase in high risk, malicious apps on that operating system by nearly 30 percent over the last quarter. Anderson explained that “Our Trend analysts tracked 718 000 separate instances of high-risk Android apps in the second quarter, up from 509 000 high-risk apps found in the first three months of this year. Based on these figures, we estimate that the number of high-risk Android applications available on the market will exceed a million by the end of 2013.”

The Android malware that has the greatest sophistication so far, has been nicknamed “obad” malware. It was discovered by Kaspersky Lab, which was also responsible for coming up with that nickname. It was that firm that identified the “master key” vulnerabilities that provide criminals with a way to quickly and easily take advantage of Android system weaknesses.

This problem has been a primary contributor to the skyrocketing increase in mobile security threats, particularly in smartphones and tablets that are Android based. At the very top of the list, according to Trend Micro’s report, is United Arab Emirates, in terms of the highest download volume of malicious apps. This was followed by Myanmar, Vietnam, and Mexico, in that order.