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How to Protect Your Family from Cyber Threats

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Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 11:00 am

Technology has swept the heartland of America, providing families new, more efficient ways to use their home computers to manage household finances, maintain personal histories and records and store precious digital photographs.

But what happens when a computer virus or invader attacks a family’s computer? Worse still, what happens when an Internet interloper misuses technology and gains access to a family’s bank account, personal passwords and other sensitive information?

“I know a lot of people think, ‘That won’t happen to me,’” says Kelly Morgan, Vice President and General Manager for Frontier Secure, which offers computer cyber security and identity protection to residential and commercial customers nationwide. “Sadly, many people learn the hard way that cyber thefts and intrusions are real threats that can create untold difficulties for families.”

Luckily, there are easy steps you can take to mitigate cyber threats and also limit children’s access to undesirable Internet content. Look for a protection package that offers the following:

• Computer security that protects against viruses, spyware, rootkits and other malware for Windows and Mac computers, and offers e-mail filters, firewall protection, URL blocking, parental controls and real-time protection against new threats.

• Backup and sharing services that automatically, silently back up unlimited computer information and provide remote access to files and documents from other Internet-enabled devices.

• Technical support that includes unlimited remote telephone support from certified experts around-the-clock, and access to information about wireless network setup, troubleshooting, diagnostics and repairs, PC tune-ups and security checks, iTunes and social media basic installation and training, e-mail setup on multiple devices, Microsoft software applications setup and troubleshooting, and file back-up and storage transfer.

• Identity protection that offers unlimited professional consultation on identity protection, triple bureau credit monitoring and alerts, interval identity and privacy scans and identity theft restoration.

“The need for digital protection will only grow in the coming decade as information becomes more accessible and advanced security threats are created,” says Morgan.

More information about protecting your digital life can be found at www.Frontier.com/secure.

Don’t take your cyber security for granted. By taking measures now, you can save yourself from heartache and headache in the future.

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