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By Kevin Haley, Director, Security Response, Norton by Symantec
Today, Norton released findings from a survey of more than 5,000 consumers from the US, UK, Canada, Australia and Japan about their fears of and forays into the connected world. The survey makes it clear that there are two types of people: those who understand smartphones and IoT devices come with risks, and those who do not.
Smartphones are growing increasingly smart and Siri is the perfect example of that. A voice command app, Siri is renowned for her sassy comebacks and funny comments—as well as for making life easier for people who are too lazy or busy to type. With a couple of phrases, you can transform Siri into a personal assistant extraordinaire, but should you use her for everything?
Reading detailed reports about online security may sound like a useful cure for insomnia. Instead, you can abandon the reports and use podcasts to keep updated with online security and the threats that are out there.
It’s official! Norton Security has won ‘Best Protection’ for home users in the 2015 AV-TEST Awards for its “high security performance protection without exception in all the certification tests”*.
If you’ve never had a virus you might be tempted to write it all off as a load of people panicking over nothing. How much damage can a virus really cause? Do hackers really steal data and identities and wreck computers?
Emails scams are often more subtle than you’d expect; they generally won’t set off any flashing lights or alarm bells like when someone is trying to steal a car. But just like with other forms of break-ins or robberies, there are signs to watch out for.
Phones. We’re constantly attached to them, often more so than our laptops or work computers.
As far as malware goes, ransomware is probably the one people know the least about. We often hear loads about viruses and worms on the news and on TV, but ransomware doesn’t often get a shout-out.
Protecting your family from online threats and the dark side of the web may seem like a daunting task but you don’t need to pull your hair out just yet.
If you've babysat a young child recently, you've probably noticed a habit most of them have picked up.
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