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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 growing and evolving

Predictions consistently forecast a massive increase in problems of this nature for smartphones and tablets.

The latest forecasts regarding mobile security threats in 2014 have indicated that clickjacking, watering hole attacks, and other threats over smartphones and tablets will continue to grow in the danger that they will present.

Cyber criminals are increasingly expanding the focus of their attacks to a broader range of technologies.

According to Trend Micro, these cyber criminals are tucking themselves away in the Deep Web and are using much more sophisticated and targeted attack campaigns. This firm, which is an expert in internet and mobile security threats, has made its predictions for this year and has released them in its web video project which was entitled “2020: the Series”. This looked not only at this year but at the problems that will be faced right through to the end of this decade.

According to the firm, this year will already be a considerable one for mobile security threats.

Mobile Security Threats on the RiseThe CTO of Trend Micro, Raimund Genes, has explained that 2014 will be a “prolific year for cybercrime”. This will have an impact on individuals, businesses, and even governments. Among the most common techniques are likely to be spear phishing, open source research. These are forecasted to experience a large amount of growth this year, particularly as best practice knowledge is shared throughout the cyber criminal community.

Two of the most problematic areas in smartphone and tablet use will be in dangers in mobile banking and in targeted attacks. The report indicated that the traditional two-step verification will no longer be enough to ensure that the user remains protected.

Other forms of attack that are likely to continue to take off are malicious apps as well as man-in-the-middle attacks. These are likely to be problematic for both individual consumers and corporate users of smartphones.

The vice president of security research Trend Micro, Rik Ferguson, spoke of this trend in mobile security threats, saying that “Technology advances only more rapidly and attackers are consistently just behind the crest of that innovation, waiting for widespread consumer adoption of new gadgets, new platforms or new ways of doing things.”