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[December 22, 2013]

Protect your mobile devices [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]

(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SECURITY: It has become the norm for many to keep adding new mobile devices but not the security features, exposing them to cyber threats even when visiting a legitimate website.

THE 2013 Symantec Internet Security Threat Report revealed that last year, mobile "malware" families (malicious software that can threaten or compromise the info on your mobile device) has increased by 58 per cent. Also, 61 per cent of malicious sites are actually legitimate websites that have been compromised and infected with malicious codes.

The latest Norton 360 Multi- Device from Norton by Symantec addresses many if not all of the cyber security threats faced by mobile device users. It is designed for compatibility with the new features of Windows 8.1.

The product protects up to five different devices - PCs, Mac, iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones or tablets - in a single licence without impacting speed and performance. Its comprehensive security features includes Sonar Behavioural Protection, Internet Protection System, Parental Control, Locate Missing Phones/Tablets and Norton Identity Safe.

Sonar detects the signs that a file is dangerous to proactively protect users from never-before-seen threats. It helps with the removal and clean up of malware attempts by saving the evidence of the attack for later use by Norton's repair technologies.

The Internet Protection System actively protects devices from online threats by scouring websites and social networking sites for suspicious links and content to identify the latest social networking scams.

For those with children, the Parental Control feature helps them protect children from online dangers by giving them direct access to Norton Family. Norton Family is a web-based service that helps connect parents to their children's online lives and start a dialogue about appropriate online habits.

For those who have the habit of misplacing their devices, the Norton 360 Multi-Device introduces the Scream Alarm feature which alerts the location of a misplaced mobile device. To locate stolen device, it has the Remote Locate feature to pinpoint the device on a map.

Norton Identity Safe remembers, secures and automatically enters your usernames and passwords for you, so they can't stolen. It has an enhanced password management tool to help manage passwords even more securely and conveniently.

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