Verizon Offering Trend Micro Security App to Androids
Verizon Wireless today announced the availability of Trend Micro's Mobile Security Personal Edition application in the Android Market. The application is for the security-conscious consumer who is looking to protect their Android smartphone from certain types of malware. The premium version of the application provides an app scanner, lost device protection, and enhanced security to block threats as well as inappropriate content while surfing the Web, calling or texting. The service costs $2.50 per month, or $30 per year. A free version of the app offers anti-malware app scanning only. It works with a handful of Verizon's Android smartphones.
Google Play Protect Now Securing Android Devices
Play Protect, a security tool Google announced earlier this year, has made its way to many of today's Android smartphones. Play Protect is a set of features that Google created to keep Android phones safe from malware and other malicious applications.
Samsung Max Offers Data Savings and Security for Android
Samsung today announced Samsung Max, a free app for Android devices that will provide new data conservation and security tools. The app, a reborn version of the former Opera Max app, includes Data Saving Mode to help people stretch their mobile data buckets a bit further each month.
Google Simplifies 2-Step Verification
Google has made it easier for people to setup and use two-step verification to protect their accounts. Google already allowed users to tap a Security Key or enter a verification code sent to their phone.
Qualcomm to Add Malware Detection to Snapdragon 820
Qualcomm today said the Snapdragon 820 processor will contain new anti-malware tools to protect smartphone users from threats. Qualcomm Snapdragon Smart Protect can provide "real-time, on-device machine learning" to detect zero-day malware before it wreaks havoc on smartphone owners.