Trend Micro has predicted a 185 percent increase in malicious and high risk Android apps in 2013. Adware and Data stealers are expected to be the 2nd and 3rd most prevalent kinds of malicious apps. Fraudulent text messages, user annoyance, and data leakage puts consumers privacy in jeopardy.
Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android incorporates antivirus protection, anti-phishing protection and data-theft detection that identify apps that collect personal information.
Almost 680 million of the 1.06 billion monthly active Facebook users access the social networking site via their mobile devices. Many people access Facebook only through their mobile device. More than one third of Facebook users are either unaware of the recent updates in the privacy settings, never change them, or share everything with everyone. These factors expose them to a higher risk of privacy violations.
Trend Micro Mobile Security incorporates the recently released Trend Micro Privacy Scanner which is available as a free app. It is designed for use with Facebook, and provides an extra layer of protection for personal information on the social networking site.
Trend Micro Privacy Scanner offers advice on changes to protect the user’s personal information on Facebook after analysing the user’s privacy settings. Users can easily monitor their Facebook page settings and control access to personal and private information with a single click, improving both customers’ digital and personal safety.
Micro Mobile Backup and Restore is also available as a standalone app which provides integrated data backup into Trend Micro’s secure cloud system for contacts, pictures, videos, music, text messages, call history and calendar entries. These details can all be automatically backed up via Mobile Backup and Restore. The new enhanced scanning engine provides faster and more effective protection, developed to help mitigate any impact on the device.
When AV-test.org recently tested Android mobile security apps, Trend Micro Mobile Security was ranked in the top 3 solutions and scored well above average for detection results. It scored 6 out of 6 in the testing for usability, ranking #1 in ease of use.
Trend Micro Mobile Security v3.0 is currently available on Google Play and online for $29.99 (USD). VirusBuster Mobile v3 will be available in Japan early spring. Trend Micro Privacy Scanner is currently available on Google Play.