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Bots: Friend or Foe to Your Personal Computer? Norton’s AntiBot Protects You

Symantec Norton’s AntiBot is a software product designed to prevent the hijacking of one’s personal computer by bots: which can be a type of malware that allows a hacker to take control of several computers at a time, effectively turning them into “robots” that accept commands from the computer hacker and work to spread bots to more and more computers. This type of computer virus can then be used to spread spam and commit various types of identity theft and other online fraud.
Several tools exist to protect against the threat posed by bots and some of them are already part of most personal computers. However, with increased use of the internet for online shopping, ticket purchases, travel and other “high risk” activities setting the security protection level at medium high or high, although one easy step to take in the war against bots, may not be the most effective.

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Drive By Pharming: Symantec Free Video Shows You What Drive By Pharming is

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Symantec passed along this coupon code for IdentityTheftSecrets
Click here to save 10% on anything through the Symantec Home & Home Office Store
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They also gave another coupon for saving 10% on Norton AntiBot
Click here to save 10% on Norton AntiBot

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There’s (yet again) another threat you should really be aware of.
It’s called drive-by pharming.
Symantec has put together a great video on drive-by pharming, which I’ve posted below, so you don’t really need me to explain to you how drive-by pharming works.
But, what you might want to know is how to protect yourself from this new type of drive-by.
The simplest thing you can do to protect yourself is change the default password on your home wireless router. A quick Google search yielded the following pages for changing this password on three of the more popular home wireless routers:
D-Link
Linksys
NETGEAR
If you aren’t using one of these routers, just do a Google search for how to change the password on your router at home.
Also, just do the stuff we generally talk to you about here at IdentityTheftSecrets. Basically, work only with Web sites that you know to be at least reasonably trustworthy. (And definitely only click links in emails from people you know, and even then, stay away from any link that looks sort of funny… You may or may not end up installing something simply by clicking on a link. In many cases, as in the case of drive-by pharming, that is all it takes for this attack to do its damage.)
Watch Symantec’s video below.

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Symantec Interview Transcription Download and Norton Coupon

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Symantec passed along this coupon code for IdentityTheftSecrets
Click here to save 10% on anything through the Symantec Home & Home Office Store
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They also gave another coupon for saving 10% on Norton AntiBot
Click here to save 10% on Norton AntiBot

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I recently conducted an interview with Ed Kim, from Symantec, and we had a great conversation about the history of Symantec, why Norton and Symantec joined forces, and what the companies are doing together to create anti virus, internet security, and utilities solutions for home and business uses.

Download the Norton Interview (MP3) Here
See interview notes:

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Norton Anti Virus and Symantec Coupon For A Free Trial: Norton Coupon

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Well, it’s not free, but I did get them to give me a little coupon code.
Clicking on this Symantec coupon, you can save 10% on anything through the Symantec Home & Home Office Store
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(Link here to get a free trial of Norton Anti Virus.)
I recently conducted an interview with Ed Kim, from Symantec, and we had a great conversation about the history of Symantec, why Norton and Symantec joined forces, and what the companies are doing together to create anti virus, internet security, and utilities solutions for home and business uses.
One of the things we are going to get set up here (very shortly) is a way for people to get a discount on all Norton products, as well as a free trial for some of Symantec’s offerings.
But again, this Symantec coupon will save you 10% at checkout on any Home/Home office products they offer.
For now, my interview with Ed Kim from Symantec is available for listening below

Download the Norton Interview (MP3) Here

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