Flick on the TV and there’s not much good news around at the moment. The pandemic has had an immense cost on the world and as if things weren’t tough enough, the bad guys are going all out to scam you and part you from your money.
There is good news though. You don’t have to worry too much about hackers stealing your data or some virus infecting your computer and holding your files to ransom. Just install Norton 360 Deluxe and you’ll get multi-layered protection assistance that helps stop malware in its tracks.
Today’s savvy cybercriminals have cottoned onto the fact that it’s a lot easier to hack you than your phone or laptop. And this is where the all-round protection support comes in.
Norton 360 Deluxe helps to protect you from dangerous email attachments and links, helping you to avoid handing over your logins and other sensitive information by warning you of cloned websites that look like the real thing, but are designed to trick you.
It will also help you avoid so-called ransomware, which encrypts your files and demands you pay the hackers to decrypt them for you.
Norton 360 Deluxe does this by warning you about malicious links and attachments. You should also use a tool like macOS’s Time Machine to back up your files so you can recover them.
It’s not just about viruses, of course. When you visit websites and use online services your every move can be tracked. Norton 360 Deluxe helps give you more privacy online with a built-in VPN. Just hit the connect button and your online activity is encrypted so no-one can see what you’re up to.
Keep passwords safe
We all use many online services, from email to shopping to banking. Trying to remember different passwords is difficult, so we tend not to bother. But using the same password for everything is a bad idea: eventually one website will get hacked and your details could be leaked onto the dark web.
Those credentials can then be used to access all sites, not just the hacked one.
You could use Apple’s suggestions of strong passwords, store them in iCloud Keychain and have them entered automatically on your Apple devices when required, but Norton 360 Deluxe offers you a handy password manager that not only remembers different passwords and email addresses for each website, but can enter them automatically on all your devices, not just the Apple ones.
Plus, Norton 360 Deluxe includes dark web monitoring, it will monitor the dark web and notify you if your email addresses are found. Plus, you can ask it to monitor other information too, including your mother’s maiden name, driving license number, bank account numbers, physical addresses, credit card numbers and even gamertags.¹
Keeping kids safer online & focused
It’s almost impossible to supervise what kids get up to on their phones and tablets. But with Norton 360 Deluxe you get parental controls that give you a heads-up on what they’re watching on YouTube, which websites they’re using, and their location.²
If your kids aren’t in school and learning remotely, the School Time feature helps keep them focused on work, not play. Stopping the internet connection to their device isn’t an option so instead School Time lets you pick which categories of websites your kids can use during school hours.
You can also set a list of allowed sites, and a list of those you specifically don’t want them using. If they think a particular site has been incorrectly blocked, they can send you a note asking you to unblock it.
Of course, you can also restrict screen time to a certain number of hours and pause their internet access when they need a break from screens. There are parental control features in iOS and macOS, but Norton’s solution could be beneficial if you are managing iOS and Android devices.
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