In Safe Hands with Trend Micro Home Network Security – Part 3: Testing Its Functions

We continue our four-part series on protecting your home and family. See the links to the previous parts at the end of this blog. As you use more internet-connected devices and smart appliances in your home, it’s of utmost importance to make sure your gadgets are properly protected from malware and hackers—and Trend Micro Home…
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How to Manage Your Privacy On and Off Facebook

Social media has come a long way in a short space of time. In a little over a decade, it’s grown from being the preserve of a relatively small group of online enthusiasts to one of the defining trends of 21st century life. As the undisputed global leader in this field, Facebook now boasts nearly…
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Defend Yourself Now and in the Future Against Mobile Malware

The world has gone mobile and the US is leading the way. It’s estimated that that the number of smartphone users alone topped 257 million in the States in 2018. That means three-quarters (74%) of households now boast at least one mobile device. And in this new digital world, it’s mobile applications that really matter….
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The Everyday Cyber Threat Landscape: Trends from 2019 to 2020

The past 12 months have been another bumper year for cybercrime affecting everyday users of digital technology. Trend Micro blocked more than 26.8 billion of these threats in the first half of 2019 alone. The bad news is that there are many more out there waiting to steal your personal data for identity fraud, access…
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How to Speed Up a Slow PC Running Windows OS

Working with a slow PC is always annoying and frustrating. Enduring sudden frozen windows and stuttered animations can make you want to throw the machine out the window. Take a deep breath, and consider these 8 tips on how to fix a slow PC running Windows.     Why is my Windows Running Slow? First,…
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Online Phishing: How to Stay Out of the Hackers’ Nets

Despite the growing popularity of social media and messaging apps, email remains the preferred way to communicate online for millions of Americans. And the bad guys know it. Of the 28.6 billion cyber-threats Trend Micro blocked globally in the first half of 2019, over 24.3 billion were carried by email. That’s 91%. Many of these…
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Home and Away, All Year Round: How Can I Keep My Kids Safe Online?

We’re well into another school year in the US and elsewhere. For many parents and their kids, this can be a stressful time — demanding new routines, more study and longer days. But how many of us think about the potential extra cyber risks to our family that might also emerge during this time? The…
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In Identity Theft the Target is You!

The hard truth is that identity data is the new gold—and criminal panhandlers are mining it for sale and distribution on the Dark Web. Indeed, the internet provides ways for big data breaches to result in disastrous leaks of huge databases of personal information, resulting in detailed profiles of individuals—based on their internet behaviors, including…
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There She Breaches! Watch Out For Your Identity Data!

Data breaches keep on coming. Here’s what you can do to stay ahead of the hackers Money makes the world go around. It’s the glue that holds our society together and the engine that drives our economy. But it’s also coveted by a growing global population of highly resourceful and determined cyber-criminals. They’re out to…
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Finding a Better Route to Router and Home Network Security

When was the last time you looked at your home router? We tend to only notice these magical boxes when something goes wrong. And given that many of us get our router as part of a single broadband box (technically known as a gateway, combining modem and router in one device), there’s even less incentive…
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