Security Tips & Talk

Tips about computer security, online safety, and privacy

July, 2010

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    Hotmail hacked? Take these steps

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    We received this question in response to our post about Microsoft's new Internet Fraud Alert . I am a victim of an online ID theft fraud (my Hotmail account has been hacked). What can I do? What agency can I report this crime to for further investigation...
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    Speed up your PC

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    It's true that a slow computer could be a sign of a virus or other malicious software, but it could be something else. If your computer is acting funny, take these three steps to help diagnose the problem: 1. Scan your computer for viruses with...
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    Click Fraud: Cybercriminals want you to ‘like’ it.

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    You probably already know not to open suspicious looking email attachments and not to send money to foreign princes proffering elaborate sob stories. But the tiny images that you can click on your favorite websites are safe, right? Not necessarily...
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    Three new Hotmail security features we love

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    There's a new version of Microsoft's free webmail service and it's coming your way soon . The new Windows Live Hotmail offers cool new features like more storage, the ability to edit Microsoft Office documents, and better interaction with your favorite...
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    Four steps to protect yourself online

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    The National Cyber Security Alliance recently hosted a discussion about the role of the individual in computer security . Representatives from Microsoft and other companies agreed that businesses are responsible for providing security tools in addition...
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    Support for Windows XP SP2 ends today

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    Back in March, we mentioned that support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) will end on July 13, 2010 . Today is the day. If your computer is running these operating systems you have two options. · Upgrade to Windows 7. For more information...
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    What information Microsoft collects from you and why

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    Redmond Magazine recently posted an interesting story that explores what information Microsoft collects from customers and how they use it. Most of what is collected is system information that isn't connected with your name and address or other personal...
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    Get the security updates for Windows and Microsoft Office

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    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. Today Microsoft released 3 new security updates. 2 updates for Microsoft Windows 1 update for Microsoft Office 1 update for Microsoft Office Outlook Get the updates...
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    Behind the scenes at Black Hat

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    Today at the Black Hat USA 2010 conference Microsoft announced the extension of the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) to include vulnerability information from Adobe Systems. MAPP is a collaborative effort that helps protect people from current...
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    Safer Online: Recent Twitter updates

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    The Microsoft Privacy and Online Safety team regularly tweets at twitter.com/safer_online. You'll find all the latest information about Internet safety for kids, Microsoft security and privacy policies, and other recent security news. Here are some...
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