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Tech Talk: F-Secure Mobile Security

When it comes to security for you and your family, there is no such thing as being “too safe”. I would like to think that we live in a perfect world where people aren’t lying in wait to prey on details you have let slip through on the internet, but that’s just not realistic. I’m sure you or someone you know has been the victim of a stolen credit card number, or worse stolen identity. The last thing we should have to worry about is if we are safe while enjoying our experiences online, and with F-Secure, you can let them do the worrying for you.

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F-Secure offers an award-winning complete package Internet Security software, as well as a host of online security, antivirus, and online backup tools for laptops, desktops, tablets and mobile phones. Yeah you read it right, this not only covers your desktop at home, but also laptops, tablets and you mobile phone! F-Secure not only offers a security focus but a family focus when it comes to security concerns. It allows you to see what your children are searching online, and how we can protect those searches and all home devices as well.

The most impressive aspect to me is that F-Secure offers a MOBILE SECURITY product on top of their online offerings. Not only is this something that I have always been interested in, truthfully I didn’t even know it existed until now! F-Secure protects you and your digital contents against viruses, spyware, hacker attacks and identity theft when you are online with your tablet or smartphone. Now I don’t have to feel nervous when checking my bank accounts from my cell! F-Secure MOBILE SECURITY offers you complete protection for surfing, shopping, banking or using social media. This is exactly what I needed! I don’t always consider that the personal information I put on my social networking sites might be used as ammo for a criminal, and now I can rest at ease knowing my information is safe.

More than one in ten consumers globally have been victims of online fraud that cost them money, according to a recent F-Secure survey which fleshed out consumer concerns about online safety.* Although the survey showed that computers and laptops are regarded as the most risky devices to go online with, mobile devices are gaining numbers and could quickly pass computers as the most targeted devices.

Tips for avoiding online (and offline) fraud

Using a little caution can help lower your chances of being victimized by a fraudster.

  • Use a unique password for each account, with a mixture of letters, numbers and special characters

  • Only give your personal or financial information to reputable sites you know you can trust, and only on pages with “HTTPS” in the URL

  • Avoid doing purchasing or banking from shared or public computers, or over public WiFi

  • Watch out for phishing emails that pretend to be your bank or another organization

  • Don’t click on links or open attachments in suspicious emails

  • Make sure your browser and software are up-to-date

  • If you have kids, be aware of what your child is clicking. Many “offers” are designed to look like entertainment for children

  • Beware of offers that seem too good to be true – they probably are

  • Review your bank and credit card statements regularly to make sure no transactions are happening without your knowledge

  • Use MOBILE SECURITY software from a trusted company like F-Secure, which provides strong protection for your mobile phone and/or tablet blocking viruses, spyware and malware and protecting you while banking, shopping and surfing. You can try it for free too.

*The F-Secure Digital Lifestyle Survey 2013 covered web interviews of 6,000 broadband subscribers aged 20-60 years from 15 countries: Germany, Italy, France, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Poland, the USA, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Australia and Malaysia. The survey was completed by GfK, April 2013.

MOBILE SECURITY has more features than you could imagine, and you’ll see how useful and helpful having this piece of mind can really be.

This article is provided by F-Secure Mobile Security

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