How not to regret using social media

    social media security

    Have you ever regretted your post on social media?  According to a poll we conducted with Cint USA in August, 24 percent of people said they have social media regrets, and may have removed their posts as well.

    Rightly so, as many have ruined their reputations and damaged their careers after posting inappropriate material on social networks. There are many examples that include politicians, movie and sports stars, teachers, police officers, and even fast food restaurant employees.

    The problem of exposing too much information may continue to plague social media users, as 36 percent of poll respondents said they have seen something they regard as inappropriate on Facebook, Twitter or Google +.

    It’s not easy to manage who can see your personal information on social media, as the sites and privacy settings get updated so regularly.  As evidence  of this difficulty (or apathy), only 24% of Facebook users change their privacy settings each month or more often. This is great news for identity thieves trolling social media sites looking for exposed profiles. There’s one identity fraud victim in the US every three seconds.2

    Privacy and protection of personal data is paramount at Trend Micro.  That’s why we improved the newly released Trend Micro Maximum Security solutions for consumers. It’s unique security designed to protect your privacy on social networks like Facebook, Google+, and Twitter.

    Enjoying your digital life safely

    By providing comprehensive security for PCs, Macs, and mobile devices, Trend Micro lets you fearlessly email, socialize, bank, game, and shop on the Internet. In addition to delivering the fastest protection against new web threats3, Trend Micro Titanium Security highlights malicious links before you click on them in social networking sites, instant messages, and email.

    There are several areas of online security that need to be addressed in order for you to fully enjoy your digital life safely.  They are:

    1)  Securing your privacy to avoid identity theft
    2)  Keeping you and your family safe from hackers, cybercriminals, and online bullies or predators
    3)  Protecting all your devices and digital files, including photos, music, videos, and financial records

    With expertise gained over 25+ years, we’re proud to offer industry-leading Internet security with the broadest combination of privacy and web threat protection for Facebook, Google+, and Twitter across PCs and Macs.4

    Learn how you can keep your privacy protected with Trend Micro Maximum Security, so you can relax and enjoy your digital life safely.  

    1 Source: Cint USA and Trend Micro Privacy Poll, August 2013
    2 Source: The 2013 Identity Fraud Report released in February 2013 by Javelin Strategy & Research
    3 Source: NSS Labs 2013 – Average Time to Block – Endpoint Protection Products Testing
    4 Source: Social Network Protection Review, August 2013, AV Comparatives
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