Security software specialist Trend Micro released the latest version of its security offering for protection from cyber-threats for PC, Mac, Android and now iOS platforms.
The Trend Micro Security 2015 solution, aimed at consumers, is designed to resolve security and privacy issues that continue to affect Internet users.
The solution protects user privacy on Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn by identifying privacy settings on social sites that may expose personal information and lead to identity theft, and also protects against viruses by identifying and blocking dangerous links on Websites and in social networks, emails and instant messages.
Seucrity 2015 also manages and encrypts passwords with the included password manager to sign into Websites without having to remember multiple passwords, creating difficult-to-hack passwords and encrypting them, but making those passwords available on all of your devices.
In addition, the software guards against identity theft by detectecting spam emails containing phishing scams that can trick users into revealing private personal information.
“We have solutions customized for every price point and home or home office environment, including Trend Micro Premium Security, which offers multi-device protection for up to five devices,” Shannon McCarty-Caplan, Trend Micro’s consumer security advocate, told eWEEK. “For users with a small office utilizing more sophisticated technology or servers, we recommend our Worry-Free Business Security product line, as it’s better integrated with business applications such as Windows Small Business Server, Microsoft Exchange and QuickBooks.”
To help fight password and identity theft, Trend Micro Security 2015 includes a password manager, which encrypts all online passwords, enabling customers to log into Websites without the fear of password theft.
“There has never been a better time to communicate and share our lives with friends and family online, using a multitude of devices and social networks. But as the ways to communicate increase, so do the threats to our private data,” she said. “This is why Trend Micro Security 2015 provides protection against threats and privacy concerns, regardless of the user’s device or operating system.”
A recent study commissioned by Trend Micro revealed that Internet users participate in a variety of potentially risky behaviors, browsing suspect Websites and allowing apps to access public information from their social media profiles.
The survey also found 40 percent of mobile users do not use a password to protect their devices, 28 percent of respondents allow mobile apps to access their social media profiles, and 10 percent of mobile users believe they have downloaded a malicious app to their device.
“Even though consumers know their data is at risk, they are not taking the steps needed to protect themselves against cyber-criminals and identity thieves. In the same study, we found Internet users participate in a variety of potentially risky behaviors, browsing suspect Websites and allowing apps to access public information from their social media profiles,” McCarty-Caplan said. “For example, 67 percent of the consumers let their browser save their password when they are on the Internet, a practice we don’t condone because a cyber-criminal could easily hack your browser and steal your passwords, which can lead to identity theft and worse.”