Security Tips & Talk

Tips about computer security, online safety, and privacy

March, 2012

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    NEWS: Microsoft offers most popular US antivirus program

    Have you recently installed Microsoft Security Essentials? Earlier this month, the development tools and data services company, OPSWAT , announced that Microsoft’s free antivirus software was the most popular antivirus program in North America during...
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    Enhanced security in Internet Explorer 10

    If you’re the type that likes to look under the hood of your web browser, you can download the consumer preview for Windows 8 , which includes the preview version of Internet Explorer 10. Internet Explorer 10 includes an enhanced version of Protected...
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    Free PC safety scan

    Think your computer might have a virus ? The Microsoft Security scanner is a free download that will scan your computer and help you remove viruses, spyware , and other malicious software. Download Microsoft Safety Scanner The scanner is not a replacement...
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    Win the battle against email fraud

    Cybercriminals use email fraud (sometimes called “phishing”) to steal your personal data or information such as credit card numbers, passwords, account data, or other information. Cybercriminals might send millions of fraudulent email messages...
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    What does your online image project about you?

    Your online image is made up of more than what’s on the front page of your social networking site. When current or potential employers, colleges you’ve applied to, or health insurance and mortgage brokers search for you online, they might...
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    Free security updates for March

    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. The bulletin announces the release of 6 security updates: 4 updates for Microsoft Windows 1 update for Microsoft Expression 1 update for Microsoft Visual Studio ...
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    Get advance notice about March security updates

    Today the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the March security updates . On Tuesday, March 13 at approximately 10 AM Pacific Time Microsoft will release 6 bulletins. The easiest way to get the updates when they're available...
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    Beware of tax scams

    It’s officially tax time in the United States again. We’ve reported here that tax scams arrived early this year. Tax scams come in many different forms. Some scams are attempts to spoof the IRS to convince you to click malicious links or attachments...
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    Is my computer up to date?

    Your computer is up to date when you've installed the latest updates for Windows and for your computer programs. To get updates for Windows and other Microsoft programs at the same time, including updates for Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint...
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