Trend Micro announces Android SMS blocking app

Vendor releases security product for mobile OS

Trend Micro has released a security app new security app for Android.

The vendor's Mobile Security for Android features a number of layers of security. For example, the app blocks fraudulent websites based on the company's web reputation database, and claims to stop the install of rogue apps from the Android app store.

It will also filter annoying spam SMS messages and phone calls, using user-defined block lists, and allows password-protected parental controls to be set, complete with logging.

McAfee already offers a rival app that does much the same job as Mobile Security. A number of independents offer a similar set of features, plus remote security wiping.

The software requires Android 2.x and up and 7MB of memory.

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