Trend Micro Internet Security Review
Trend Micro is a leading maker of internet security products and has been for several years. Recently however, this company has been undergoing changes which have led to some controversy as some consumers have complained about the company’s lack of responsiveness in fixing vulnerabilities found in their systems. One such vulnerability was listed in a popular security report that Trend Micro ignored for six months. This post discusses the security flaw and what steps Trend Micro should take to correct the problem.
The problem with this system is that it was allowed to run on an unpatched Windows server. Once installed, the hackers created additional installations on the targeted system and started to access and manipulate the files. The hackers were able to gain access to the login credentials of the target domain. This allowed them to gain administrator privileges, so they could change the website and delete or change the webmail settings.
Once the attackers gained administrator privileges, they started sending their own secret email messages to all of the compromised websites. These secret messages contain malware that has been injected into the victim’s computer. To fix this issue, Trend Micro released a security update that blocks known malicious codes, and it also prevents users from opening unknown email attachments from unknown senders.
It should be noted that Trend Micro acknowledged the issue, but did not address it in this security update. We reached out to the Trend Micro support staff multiple times to ask about the status of this vulnerability. The response we got was that there are no vulnerabilities in the emails sent through these microsoft outlook interfaces. This does not answer our question – if there are no vulnerabilities, why are there seemingly thousands of email messages being redirected to the company’s servers? In addition, the redirects do not follow the normal redirect procedure that most internet browsers use.
After doing several searches on Google, I found that the only solution we had is an online security review for Trend Micro. Most of the results for this keyword search are advertisements for anti-spyware programs. This is unfortunate because Spyware is one of the leading causes of identity theft and Internet security is becoming more important than ever. To add to the frustration, there is currently no readily available software to stop this activity. What is even worse is that many of the reviews we read about this software claim that it will protect your PC from viruses, adware, spyware, and phishing. There is no doubt that it will protect your system from viruses, but which program is best to use to protect you from unwanted emails – and phishing attempts as well?
Trend Micro Internet Security 2021 does offer some protection against viruses, which can come in very handy if you surf the Internet on a regular basis. It does not however address the growing issue of spam – the emails you receive from unknown email senders may contain harmful computer code that allows hackers to gain access to your personal information and bank accounts. As mentioned earlier, the only way to prevent such emails from landing in your inbox is to get and install some type of email security software.
The one area in which this online security software really scores points is in blocking phishing attacks. Phishing is where someone pretends to be an online merchant to get you to click on a link that actually downloads malicious software. If you have ever received an email from a website that seemed to look very professional, but was actually a phishing scam, then you know what I am talking about. Trend Micro Internet Security 2021 has some great anti-phishing protection built into its design, which detects suspicious looking email messages and displays them in the security log. In addition to blocking phishing attacks, it also prevents bogus or duplicate domain registration information from appearing in your email folders.
So if you are looking for an online security tool that provides real time protection as well as a number of customizable features, then Trend Micro Internet Security 2021 might be a good option for you. If you are concerned about your PC’s security and would like to check out the reviews I’ve mentioned, check out my article on the same topic. You can also find out more about Trend Micro from my blog.