How to protect your health data online

 

As we rapidly approach the end of 2020, cyberattacks are more pervasive and prevalent than ever. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month — the perfect time to reevaluate your approach to threats and the security of your personal data.

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The COVID pandemic has shaken many health care systems around the world and challenged our sense of well-being. Surveys show we are more active and engaged in our health care than ever before. We learn about our health risks, communicate and pay virtual visits to our doctors, use technology to monitor our health, measure fitness, and order prescription-drug refills.
But do these advances come at the cost of privacy or even crime?
According to Bitdefender Mid-Year Threat Landscape Report 2020, coronavirus themed attacks have been the hallmark of the past six months. As millions of consumers look for constant updates and information regarding the pandemic, hackers have pulled every trick of the trade to fool victims into providing sensitive information, install malware, or fall prey to scams. Even today, 4 out of 10 Covid-themed emails are spam.
You are safe
Your Bitdefender solution secures your online experience by blocking malicious and fraudulent websites, scanning your search results. It also warns you whenever you visit websites that may try to scam you. “Phenomenal Phishing Protection”, writes the latest PC Mag review.
What else can you do?
You are using the most capable antivirus on the market right now. Choose to protect all the devices covered by your subscription, especially those you use to read health news, to communicate with and pay virtual visits to doctors or to monitor your health, measure fitness and order prescription-drug refills.
1. Go to your Bitdefender Central account.
2. Select the My Devices panel.
3. Click INSTALL PROTECTION.
Let’s use the Cybersecurity Awareness Month to protect our data and enhance our online privacy.
Stay safe,
Bitdefender