App Store offers free surfing tool for iPhone and iPod Touch

Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users can download a free secure web browsing tool from the firm's online App Store.

Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users can download a free secure web browsing tool from the firm's online App Store.

The Trend Smart Surfing application was developed by security firm Trend Micro to protect Apple mobile devices from malware on the web.

The application uses Trend Micro's web reputation technology to prevent iPhone and iPod Touch users from visiting sites that may contain malware.

Legitimate websites are typically used by hackers to infect visitors' computers with Trojans designed to steal personal information.

Code hidden in legitimate websites emerged as the weapon of choice in 2008 for cyber-criminals to pass on malware to unsuspecting users.

The technology underlying the Smart Surfing tool enables it to link to the results of daily scans of more than five billion URL, e-mail and file queries.

The Smart Surfing tools give iPhone and iPod Touch users real-time protection against the latest web threats.

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