How to Protect Your Mobile Phone From Cyber Threats

By Frederique Bros
on 25 March 2014

How many times on average are you using your mobile phone per day? I would say at least more than 30 times! Our mobile phone has become the most precious device for taking calls, text messaging, checking the weather, online banking, emails, checking with Facebook friends, taking photos or playing with an app. We do protect our computers because we know the danger of hackers and miscellaneous daily attacks. But do you know how to protect your mobile phone from cyber threats?

Trend Micro has launched a set of new mobile security solutions to combat the increasing onslaught of cyber attacks that are continually placing people using mobile devices at risk.

In Trend Micro’s 2013 Mobile Threat Report, threat researchers reported that mobile threats are moving beyond apps and Android’s vulnerabilities and are inconsistent with industry standards, developing a less secure mobile ecosystem. Apple iOS devices are also vulnerable to phishing attacks. In 2013, TrendLabs researchers predicted that malicious and high-risk Android apps would exceed one million by the year’s end – a figure that took PC malware a decade to reach. Now, TrendLabs predicts that the figure will reach three million in 2014.

I have installed Trend Micro Mobile Security on my phone which came as part of the Trend Micro  Maximum Security Suite (protection for up to 5 PC, Mac, Android or iOS devices).

Why do you need Trend Micro Mobile Security?

1. Block Dangerous and Fraudulent Websites

It uses the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ to block malicious websites.

2. Protects Your Privacy On Facebook

Trend Micro Privacy Scanner verifies your Facebook privacy settings recommends enhancements and facilitates the changes.

3.  Guards against identity theft and viruses

Scans every app you have installed and every one you download to filter out viruses and malicious apps that can steal your information and cost you money and features unlimited cloud scanning connections to ensure continuous protection.

4. Backup and Transfer your contacts

Cross-platform contacts backup and restore (cross-platform between iOS and Android).

5.  Lost device protection

Locate a missing device with a remote locate and scream.

How to download on your mobile phone

1. Go to the Android Market on your Android phone or for iPhone go to App search.

2. Click the search icon.

3. Type “Trend Micro” in the field provided.

4.  Select Trend Micro Mobile Security.

5. Click FREE + OK.

6. Wait for the download to finish. The program will proceed with the installation after the download. The program should now be installed.

There are two new multi-platform security solutions for securing users’ data and privacy on Google Android, Apple iOS and Amazon Kindle:
  • Trend Micro Mobile Security for iPhone and iPad – from AU$29.95 inc GST
  • Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android – from AU$29.95 inc GST
  • Trend Micro Mobile Security is also available as part of the Trend Micro Maximum Security suite, starting from AU$69.95


Trend Micro Mobile Security is available in the Apple App Store, Google Play and Amazon Kindle Fire Apps Store. The products are also available from Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Dick Smith and all leading retailers, as well as online at

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