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Our phones are not just phones anymore. That ‘phone’ you use to stay in touch with people is actually a little computer--a ‘mobile device’--containing valuable information about you, your family, your friends, and your life.

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Mobile

What is mobile ransomware?
Mobile ransomware is a form of malware that steals sensitive data or locks a device permanently and then demands payment before unlocking it or returning the data to the user. Folks are tricked into accidentally downloading it through social networking schemes, assuming that they are downloading innocent content or critical services.
August 08, 2018·4 min read
What to do when a device is lost or stolen
Realizing your mobile device has been stolen is a sickening feeling, and often one that elicits panic. As challenging...
August 08, 2018·4 min read
VPN for Android
Browsing on your Android while on the go? Learn how a VPN helps protect your browsing activity on your Android smartphone or tablet, especially while using public Wi-Fi.
August 08, 2018·3 min read
Norton App Lock: Protect your sensitive apps
There are currently over 4 million apps available across various mobile platforms. It's virtually impossible to keep track of each and every app on all of your devices, whether it is a shared...
August 08, 2018·4 min read

Internet of Things

What is the Internet of Things?
The Internet of Things or IoT: It’s a phrase you may have seen or heard as our world grows more connected by the day. But what does it mean?
August 08, 2018·3 min read
The connected home: How safe is it?
The connected home is focused on ease of use and convenience. Have you ever left the house and wondered if you turned the heater off, or locked the front door? Well, with the connected home, there’s an app for that!
August 08, 2018·4 min read
Connected toys and what you need to know about them
The Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t just some lofty concept about future integration of technology into the home. It is already here, and we’re already living it.
August 08, 2018·2 min read
Securing the Internet of Things
Wearable devices, the connected home, and the connected car are all relatively recent technologies, yet have quickly become the new rage in tech. Everything from the devices in your pocket to the appliances in your home and the car you drive can transmit information about your life habits because they all have one thing in common...
August 08, 2018·4 min read

Malware

Webcam hacking
You might have heard that hackers can access your webcam. In the age of the Internet of Things, that’s a pretty scary notion.
August 08, 2018·4 min read
Android malware
The security argument between Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android system for smartphones is heating up yet again.
August 08, 2018·3 min read
What are malicious websites?
Most people don't know that you don’t have to intentionally download a malicious attachment to compromise your computer’s security.
August 08, 2018·3 min read
Virus FAQ
Are you a Norton customer who is facing a problem with malware? Use this page to get answers to frequently asked questions. My computer has a virus. How did this happen? Thousands of new viruses…
August 08, 2018·3 min read

Privacy

VPN for Mac
Help protect your browsing activity while using your Mac computer with a VPN. Learn how a VPN provides privacy while you browse and helps keep your information safe when using public Wi-Fi.
August 07, 2018·4 min read
Software terms of service and privacy policies explained
If you’re like most people, you don’t read the Terms of Service when you get a new app or buy a new device. That’s a big mistake, because a lot of apps on the market that are less-than-ideal, known as “grayware,” count on you allowing them access to your information.
August 08, 2018·3 min read
Straight talk about cyberstalking
Technology opens our lives up in ways that weren't possible even less than a decade ago.
August 08, 2018·2 min read
What is a no-log VPN?
VPNs with no logs protect your privacy by not keeping logs of where you go or what you do online.
August 08, 2018·2 min read

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