Online activities increased in most parts of the world when the COVID-19 pandemic struck worldwide. Since the pandemic began, most people have spent much of their time online, whether working remotely, shopping, attending conferences, or taking distance-learning classes.
Regrettably, this led to an increase in cyber security incidents. This is because most people are ignorant about the risks of browsing online such as cybercrimes, hacking, credit card fraud, and identity theft.
To help curb these risks, TELUS has launched online security known as TELUS Online Security. This powerful tool has valuable features that can help track and stop online threats.
- Protect Private Information
Online privacy is essential in this time and age of advanced technology. As you browse your favourite websites and make online transactions, hackers and cybercriminals may be phishing your information to use it for malicious activities.
Thankfully, TELUS Online Security offers a secure VPN that lets you browse the web anonymously and securely. It also ensures your online privacy when connected to Wi-Fi on any platform, whether Windows, Android, Mac, or iOS.
When you use public Wi-Fi, cyber snoops can potentially capture your passwords and view the websites that you visit. The secure VPN will encrypt your data to protect you from being snooped on when using public Wi-Fi. Therefore, you will be connected in the online world without having to worry about cyber threats.
- Device Protection
The pandemic has caused a significant shift in our lives. It has forced us to bring our interactions, entertainment, even work online. From video conferencing to making virtual doctor visits, most Canadians spend their time online. However, as we get comfortable with online transactions, we are more likely to become susceptible to cybercrime activity.
TELUS has partnered with NortonLifeLock to provide the ultimate all-in-one device security against online threats like ransomware, spyware, and viruses. Whether you are using a smartphone, computer, or tablet, you will have peace of mind knowing that your online activities and transactions are safe.
Besides, you don’t have to worry about losing your passwords as the TELUS Online Security password manager can securely maintain all your passwords and logins. It can also track any suspicious traffic on your device and block it to prevent illegal access.
- Dark Web Monitoring
As the name may suggest, the dark web is an internet layer that acts as a hiding place for hackers and cybercriminals. After phishing your information on the internet, they can sell it on the dark web. The bad news is that it is difficult to access the dark web even with search engines.
The good news is that TELUS Online Security has a Dark Web Monitoring feature that constantly searches the dark web for your information. The tool will then notify you should it find your information.
- Identity Theft Reimbursement Coverage
If you are not secured online, you can become a victim of identity theft. This happens when cybercriminals steal your identity online and use it for malicious activities. In this case, TELUS Online Security will assign an Identity Restoration Specialist to your identity theft case. The trained specialist will work with you throughout to help you recover your identity.
Other than that, you will get reimbursement coverage for any expenses incurred in your identity theft case. Also, if you need lawyers and experts, the tool will cover the fees up to your plan’s limit.
Unfortunately, most people do not take cyber security with the seriousness it deserves until they become victims. However, this does not have to be your fate. Prevention is much better than cure, and this is no exception for your online security.
TELUS Online Security is an exceptional tool that can meet your online security needs and keep you safe while browsing. With this innovative tool, you can say goodbye to cyberthreat and surf the internet for educational, career, and recreational information with peace. There are three plan options, and you can choose the most suitable solution for your needs.