Trend Micro launch PS3 internet Web Security package

As consoles grow more powerful the threat of malware and virus attack increases too, and with many using latest-gen hardware such as the PS3 and Xbox 360 to get online there's a new opportunity for anti-virus vendors to broaden their market base.  Mere hours after the announcement of PS3 firmware version 2.0, Trend Micro have launched their Total Web Security Service for the console.  It uses the company's existing site blacklists and categories.


Free until April 2008 (after which an as-yet-unknown monthly subscription fee will be charged), categories capable of being blocked include the following: Adult/Sex, Alcohol/Tobacco, Crime, Cults/The Occult, Gambling, Hacking/Proxy Avoidance, Illegal Drugs, Sex Education, Violence/Hate/Racism, Weapons/Military.  It's all controlled via a new entry in the PS3 internet browser Tools menu, which you'll need to have the version 2.0 update to see.

Trend Micro [via Geekzone]