ESET, the leader in proactive digital protection -
developing award-winning technology for more than 25 years, has just
released the latest versions of its flagship products: ESET Smart Security® 6 and ESET NOD32® Antivirus 6.
ESET Smart Security 6 is All-in-One Internet security, while ESET NOD32
Antivirus 6 is fast and powerful antivirus solution. Both versions
feature ESET Social Media Scanner.
ESET Social Media Scanner
protects social media users from malicious content, including their
profile, wall, newsfeed and private messages, even when the user is not
logged in. If an infection is found, a notification arrives by email, so
that immediate action can be taken. The app also helps the user’s
friends stay a safe distance from malicious content, checking their
walls for potentially dangerous links.
However, even the best of protection installed
on your computer has to be accompanied with responsible online behavior.
That is why ESET Security Evangelist Stephen Cobb has put together five
useful tips on how to be even more protected while browsing Facebook
and other social media.
1. Think before you click.
Because not every link you coem across in social media is what it
seems, some links are scams, particularly wild or salacious news
stories. Note: It is often safer to Google the subject of a link or type
a website’s main URL into a browser instead of clicking the link.
2. Don’t post personal details you wouldn’t want your mother to see.
Despite privacy controls, it is almost impossible to control what
happens to things you post on social media, so your mother may see it at
some point. Note: You need to review your privacy settings on social
media on a regular basis as they may change.
3. Only accept friends you trust enough to invite to dinner.
Accepting friend requests from people you don’t know and trust puts
your reputation at risk. Note: Make sure you understand the “friends of
friends” settings on your social networks.
4. Don’t spread links or posts without checking.
Sharing information and links without verifying them is risky. You may
be tricked into spreading inappropriate or even malicious content. Note:
Verify news stories on a proper news website before sharing them on
5. Expect anything you put on social media to live on.
Even if you delete something, it may have been seen and saved already.
Note: Anyone who sees a photograph you share can capture a copy on their
device and do whatever they want with it.