Trend Micro launches Android security app

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Trend Micro launches Android security app

Promises safer surfing.

Trend Micro has introduced an Android security app focused on protecting digital files and banking transactions over Android smartphones.

Other features included download protection, call and text filtering as well as 'safe surfing' to help counter phishing efforts.

“Trend Micro has a proven track record of being a long-time leader in the mobile security market, from protecting Windows Mobile 2003 devices to our recent Trend Smart Surfing iPhone application,” said Carol Carpenter, general manager of Trend Micro consumer and small business.

“With the Android platforms rapid growth, cyber criminals will be rushing to take advantage of these mobile devices anyway they can."

Last month, research from AdaptiveMobile suggested malware aimed at the Google OS had quadrupled in 2010 in comparison to 2009 - accompanying the surge in popularity of Android devices.

Meanwhile, Google said it would issue a fix for an Android bug that saw text messages sent to the wrong recipients, albeit in a small number of cases.

"It took us some time to reproduce this issue, as it appears that it's only occurring very rarely," explained Nik Kralevich, an engineer on the Android security team, posting on a forum.

"Even so, we've now managed to both reproduce it and develop a fix that we will deploy."

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