Security Tips & Talk

Tips about computer security, online safety, and privacy

December, 2011

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    Holiday scam alert: “I’ve been mugged; send money!”

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    The holidays are here, and that means that more people are travelling for their vacations. We thought this would be a good time to remind you about a popular online scam designed to trick you into thinking that your friend is in trouble on vacation. ...
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    New Xbox? Protect your account

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    Whether your family is getting a new Xbox this holiday season or you want to upgrade the security on your current Xbox, here are our top tips. Password protect your Xbox LIVE profile. Use a strong password to protect your profile. This is especially...
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    Making the Internet safer for children

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    This month Microsoft announced participation as a founding member in the CEO Coalition on Child Online Safety. Read more about online safety efforts for children from Microsoft’s representative on the CEO Coalition, Peter Cullen . Here is...
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    December security updates

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    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. Today Microsoft released 13 security updates. 6 updates for Microsoft Windows 1 update for Internet Explorer 1 update for ActiveX 1 update for Microsoft Publisher...
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    December security updates: get advance notice

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    Today the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the December security updates . On Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at approximately 10 AM Pacific Time, Microsoft will release 14 bulletins. The easiest way to get security updates...
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    Home computer security: do you measure up?

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    Last month we released new research showing that, while most people do take some steps to protect themselves online, there are opportunities to do more. The Microsoft Computing Safety Index (MCSI) is a scoring system of more than 20 steps you can take...
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    Avoid fake emails

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    We sometimes hear from customers who want to know if an email which appears to be from Microsoft is real or not. If you receive an email that claims to come from Microsoft, but it contains an attachment or asks you to send passwords, user names, or financial...
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