23 May 2018

Antivirus solution protects privacy



With the recent revelations of Cambridge Analytica’s unethical collection and use of Facebook data, securing yourself online on social media is becoming more important than ever before.


Research on social media account ownership shows that internet users in 2017 have an average of 7.6 social media accounts each.


These accounts provide companies with another avenue to collect more information about us, and another cyber risk that needs to be secured against breaches.


Social media companies are constantly updating and changing their privacy policies, giving users a plethora of (often complicated) settings to manage.


On top of that, with trojans, spyware, and ransomware, evolving by the minute, it’s difficult to stay on top of protecting your devices and knowing what to patch and when to update.


Antivirus software is everywhere, but some of them can be almost as intrusive as the attacks they’re supposed to be defending you against.


Also, more people are accessing the internet on mobile devices, so it’s crucial that any cybersecurity measures in place extend to them as well.


With over 30 years of experience in cybersecurity, Trend Micro’s Maximum Security solution addresses this cyber landscape by providing multi-device protection with AI technology.


It provides all the functionality of a standard antivirus software, plus features that reflect the reality of how users are accessing the internet in the era of social media.


The solution protects against viruses, malware, identity theft, ransomware, and evolving threats; securing users’ privacy on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn as well.


It prevents web threats by guarding against ransomware and other online dangers; protects mobile and desktop devices; secures financial transactions online with a protected browser; blocks dangerous websites that try to steal your personal data; optimises performance on your devices, and safeguards kids with both time and content limits available.


The internet can be a source of great education, learning, and empowerment, but it’s important that we do our due diligence securing ourselves and our loved ones when using it.


Cybercriminals today are more relentless than ever before, launching 65 million new attacks every year designed to steal your private, personal information.


Coming to terms with the cyber reality we’re living in is the first step towards taking measures to protect your private and personal information.