By Daniel O. Escasa Why does your reed-thin BFF FB-Like W8Lulzers? He may have been Like-jacked – i.e., he clicked on a captcha that hid a Like button. Why is his ?ber-conservative significant other spreading that ?shocking video? of a man who rapes and kills his sister? She may have clicked on a video link from a status update with a sensational headline. Embarrassing as these may be, and annoying to their friends, they’re more than a nuisance.?Jason Mok, country sales manager for the Philippines at Norton, offers these numbers:
- Cybercrime costs consumers $110?billion?each year
- 2/3 of online adults have been hit by cybercrime
- 1 in 6 social network users have been hacked each year
- 40?million?unique variants of malware in 2012 vs 286 million in 2010
- 95% of Philippine Internet users are on social networks, among the highest penetration rates in the world;
- 81% of us have an active Facebook profile, 51% a YouTube profile, and 32% an active Twitter account;
- We spend an average of 21.5 hours per week online.
- Use privacy features. Review the privacy settings of your social networks.
- Use strong passwords.
- Exercise caution in regard to links.
- Don’t over-share.
- Use up-to-date security software.
- Combines PC, Mac, and mobile device protection into a single package;
- Backs up files stored on your PC and helps keep your PC running fast and trouble-free;
- Lets you remotely lock and locate a lost or stolen mobile device and wipe it clean to ensure the privacy of your information;
- Provides for cloud-based management to control your protection for your various devices from one convenient place on the Web.