Cybersecurity Breach

A new offering for AT&T fiber customers, dubbed AT&T Advanced Privacy & Protection Features, adds advanced security features for an additional monthly fee. For $7 a month, plus tax, the customers will also have access to VPN at Home and other features.

VPN at Home enables customer to protect devices that may not be able to load their own VPN, such as baby monitors and smart doorbells. VPN at Home protects up to five connected household devices through secure network encryption.

Customers also will have real-time insights on how their network and connected devices are being protected.

Other capabilities of AT&T Advanced Privacy & Protection Features:

  • ID Monitoring: This feature constantly scans the dark web to alert the user of any ID leaks. Daily alerts and useful tips are included.
  • Advanced Content Controls: This feature enables the users to select predefined content categories for children/profiles, along with the ability to block or allow specific content under any of these categories and receive suggested categories by age.

“Security has been a long-standing commitment here at AT&T, spanning more than a century and only intensifying as technology has evolved and people spend more time online. With this introduction of our Advanced Privacy & Protection Features, we remain committed to introducing new, industry-leading features designed to meet the ever-changing security needs of our customers,” AT&T said in a blog post.

According to a survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of AT&T, 70% of people report feeling knowledgeable about cybersecurity, yet less than four-in-10 (39%) report that they knew that suspicious websites can spread malware and viruses to their computer. Additionally, 42% of people admit to using the same password across multiple logins, only taking action when they receive alerts of suspicious activity.

AT&T’s fiber customers can already access AT&T ActiveArmor security including Malicious Site Blocking, Weak Password Detection and Connected Device Monitoring at no additional cost.

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