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.
Microsoft Adds Security Options to Android Lock Screen
Microsoft recently updated its Next Lock Screen application for Android devices with several security tools. Users can now set either a pattern lock or PIN code to secure their devices.
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.
Verizon Pushing Security Patch to Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Verizon Wireless has begun distributing a security update to its version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The phone is receiving the June security patch from Google, which resolves a number of vulnerabilities.