Data breaches used to be the subject of dramatic Hollywood movies. Now they're just the facts of life in the 21st century, and there's more happening every day. Fortunately, protecting yourself is easy with the right tools. The Internet Privacy & Security Lifetime Bundle can help keep you safe. Here's what you get and how it works.
Virtual private networks, or VPNs, help prevent tracking by giving you a secure connection to the internet. Instead of logging on directly, you go through the VPN's server to the wider internet. Attempts to track you stop at the VPN's servers, not your device, keeping private data where it belongs.
Winner of BestVPN.com's 2019 Fastest VPN award, Ivacy's lifetime subscription gives you fast speed with 256-bit encryption on your traffic with fast connections to over 1,000 servers around the world.
Password managers offer several layers of security and convenience. For one, you log in to the manager itself, not websites directly, so you only have to remember one password. This makes it much easier to create different passwords for each login and not worry about keeping track of them. Managers also autogenerate more secure passwords. In addition, they can keep data you use constantly, like credit card information, protected so you can quickly autofill forms, instead of saving cards on websites that can be breached.
Password Boss, which has a four-star rating from PC Mag, adds some other layers of security as well. Two-factor authentication means even if your password becomes insecure, your keys are still protected. And the remote-wipe feature lets you clear data from lost phones, tablets, and computers with ease.
Online file storage is useful for keeping files handy regardless of your device and for sharing files without tapping into your own drive. That said, many of these services are tied to a platform, such as Gmail, that you may not want to use, and you may need to keep some files more secure than others.
ThunderDrive helps by giving you 500GB of storage with fast access, protected with 256-bit AES encryption. Whether you're using it to keep and share photos of the family or those documents for work, everything's convenient to get to even from your phone.
While the debate over online advertising will never end, the reality is that online ads can be a source of security problems. "Malvertising," the practice of using online ads to attack users, is only becoming more prevalent, and the best way to protect yourself is to carefully filter those ads or simply block them all, period.
AdGuard, with an "Excellent" rating from TrustPilot, combines privacy-protection tools, ad blockers, and parental control software to give you multifaceted protection. It blocks malicious sites, stalls pop-ups and other potential avenues of attack, and keeps other members of your family from falling victim to them as well.
As a special bonus as part of the bundle, you'll also get Timelinr. If you've ever dealt with project planning, whether you're laying out a Thanksgiving meal or rolling out a major project, you know having a roadmap telling everyone what needs to get done when, and with who, is key. Timelinr is built to make these plans easy, giving you tools that let you create roadmaps in seconds. It lets you ditch paper lists and endless email chains in favor of a simple-to-scan tool that puts everyone on the same page.
While there's no way to ensure 100% internet security, there are plenty of ways to make it harder for crooks to go after your files and identity. For just $89.99, you can throw up enough roadblocks to make thieves think twice about going after your data.
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