By Tony Larks, Vice President, Global Consumer Marketing, Trend Micro
Our digital lives today are rapidly becoming as rich and varied as their real world equivalent. Surfing the web, visiting our favourite social networking sites, checking emails, shopping online – all of these are second nature to us today, as natural as turning on the TV or picking up the phone. But while our senses are keenly attuned to spot danger in the real world, we’re still learning how to cope with the threats that lurk around every cyber street corner.
The bad guys are well-funded, highly skilled and determined to steal your personal and banking information, or trick you into handing over your hard-earned cash. Malicious links on social networking sites, suspect email attachments, booby-trapped web pages, phishing emails and much more besides lie in wait for us as we navigate our digital world.
To confront this new cyber reality we need strong but easy-to-use security for the whole family, across PC, Mac, tablet and smartphone. It must be simple yet provide comprehensive protection from the full gamut of threats, even at an entry-level price.
So that’s what we’ve done with Trend Micro™ Titanium™ 2013 – the all-new line up of our flagship security software for PCs, Macs, and mobile devices. You can relax now.
Social Networking Security
Social networking is at the heart of your digital life so we’ve put it at the heart of Titanium too. It is robust, automatic protection against malicious links on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Mixi, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, and Sina Wiebo. Highlighted in green means the link is safe. Highlighted in red means it could be malicious.
It also helps your friends stay safe online by warning them if they post a dangerous link.
Facebook privacy concerns
Privacy is a major concern for all of us, especially in our increasingly social online lives, so we’ve added a Facebook Privacy Scanner that will identify which of your settings may have been left open to the public – putting you back in control of who sees your personal info. So with a click of a button, you can protect your privacy.
Titanium 2013 is effortless to get up and running and won’t bother you with endless alerts and pop-ups. We’ve been protecting everyday users and their families for over 20 years now and we believe that you shouldn’t have to pay a premium price to receive protection for the things you do most often online – browsing, emailing, and socialising. That’s why we’ve included things like the Facebook Privacy Scanner, antivirus, antispam, antiphishing, and malicious link blocking in our entry-level product.
Facebook users can get a 6-month complimentary trial today. Just “friend” Trend Micro Fearless Web and enjoy hassle-free protection for your digital life with Titanium 2013.
Tony Larks works for Trend Micro and is guest blogging for the Fearless Web. The opinions expressed here are his own.