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Valentine’s Day Online Dating Safety Tips from Norton

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, romantic connections are top of mind. For singles, online dating websites provide an attractive venue to meet that special someone. To date, FilipinoCupid.com, a local online dating site has more than two million Filipinos signing up for their online dating services.

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Posted by on February 10, 2013 in Symantec, Technology

 

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Norton Mobile Security protects Samsung GALAXY Smartphone users worldwide

Norton by Symantec announced that Samsung Electronics will provide Norton Mobile Security, an application for Android OS, to select smartphone users worldwide. Samsung will offer a full-featured, complimentary 90-day subscription of Norton Mobile Security in multiple languages to Samsung GALAXY users through Samsung Apps.

“We are pleased to extend our valued relationship with Samsung by helping to protect more of its customers’ devices and data from theft, loss and mobile threats,” said Janice Chaffin, group president, Consumer Business Unit, Symantec. “With smartphone sales now outpacing PC sales, cybercriminals are devising new threats everyday to steal from mobile users. Consumers need to be protected more than ever.”
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Posted by on March 16, 2012 in Samsung, Symantec, Technology

 

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Norton 360 Everywhere extends powerful protection to multiple devices

Norton by Symantec recently announced two premium security suites: Norton 360 Everywhere, which protects multiple platforms in one solution, and an update to the award-winning Norton 360. Norton 360 Everywhere, available in the first half of 2012, will provide security across PCs, Macs, Android-based phones and tablets. Norton 360 version 6.0 is available now and has just earned top rankings for both protection and performance.

Many families today have some combination of PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets – all of which need security of their own to protect against online threats, data loss, and device loss and theft. A recent study found that some households have as many as 14 to 20 consumer digital devices. Norton 360 Everywhere will deliver a multiplatform solution where consumers can customize their security to meet their specific needs.
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Posted by on March 2, 2012 in Symantec, Technology

 

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Norton Online Family Report Identifies Issues of “Cyberbaiting” and Overspending

The latest edition of the Norton Online Family Report sheds new light on the realities and risks of growing up in the digital age. This year’s report identifies the new issue of “cyberbaiting,” a growing phenomenon where kids taunt their teachers, then capture the distressed reactions via cell phone videos. In addition, the report reveals a surprisingly high number of kids taking liberties with their parents’ credit cards for shopping online. However, it’s not all bad news: the report shows that following clearly stated house rules for proper Internet behavior can make a significant impact in averting negative online experiences.

Overall, almost 62 percent of kids across the world said that they have had a negative experience while online. Nearly 4 in 10 (39%), however, have had a serious negative experience online, such as receiving inappropriate pictures from strangers, being bullied or becoming the victim of cybercrime. The report also shows that kids who are active on social networks open up more doors for content or situations that can be tricky for them to handle: 74 percent of kids on social networks find themselves in unpleasant situations online, compared to 38 percent who stay away from social networking. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2011 in Symantec

 

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