AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile security to 143 million active users, today announces twelve tips for individuals to safeguard their reputations while engaging in heightened e-commerce and social media activities during the holidays. Echoing advice from the recently published Wide Open Privacy; Strategies for the Digital Life, written by AVG CEO JR Smith and AVG Chief Policy Officer Siobhan MacDermott, these twelve tips offer clear and easy methods for consumers to control and even enhance their online personas.
“It’s only natural that our times of highest celebration are also the times when our guard is down,” said Smith. “Whether finding the perfect gift at an obscure online retailer or sharing photos from indulgent holiday parties, AVG has a vested interest in equipping customers with the tools they need to avoid identity theft and the dreaded overshare. And while the holidays are the perfect occasion to get started, our suggestions are great rules to practice for the whole year.”
“Parents need to be especially vigilant during the Holiday season as kids are home from school and often left to play online unsupervised,” said MacDermott. “Online technology is potentially dangerous, and just like parents have a responsibility to teach their kids about the safe use of electric power, they should have a conversation with their family members about using this great tool effectively and safely."
Like a corporate brand, AVG believes personal identity is an asset worthy of protection with the utmost vigilance. Assets lose value when they are lost or stolen; they also lose value if owners do not adequately invest them. With that in mind, AVG offers the following twelve tips to maintain control and promote fruitful engagement in digital life:
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AVG's mission is to simplify, optimize and secure the Internet experience, providing peace of mind to a connected world. AVG's powerful yet easy-to-use software and online services put users in control of their Internet experience. By choosing AVG's software and services, users become part of a trusted global community that benefits from inherent network effects, mutual protection and support. AVG has grown its user base to 143 million active users as of September 30, 2012 and offers a product portfolio that targets the consumer and small business markets and includes Internet security, PC performance optimization, online backup, mobile security, identity protection and family safety software.
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