Security Tips & Talk

Tips about computer security, online safety, and privacy

October, 2012

  • Security Tips & Talk

    Spooky antivirus software

    • 4 Comments
    Judy writes: My virus protection doesn't seem to want to stay on. I’ve been able to turn it back on, but when I shut down and then restart my computer later, the virus protection is off again . Is this some kind of Halloween trick? Having...
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    What’s new in Windows 8

    • 7 Comments
    Windows 8 is now available to buy at the Microsoft Store and other retailers. You can also upgrade at Windows.com . Windows 8 has several built-in security features that are built in and ready to go. Windows 8 also comes with Internet Explorer 10 ...
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    Get rid of your old devices more safely

    • 1 Comments
    If you have an old computer, phone, gaming system, or other device that you want to sell, recycle, or give away, the first step is to erase all your personal information from the hard drive. You can do this yourself, but we recommend using a refurbisher...
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    Beware of deceptive downloads

    • 4 Comments
    The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR ) analyzes online threats using data from Internet services and over 600 million computers worldwide. Volume 13 of the SIR is now available and focuses on vulnerability disclosures from the first and second...
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    Do you feel safe from online deception?

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    October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), and Microsoft supports the national campaign for cyber security education and awareness put forth by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). Our support includes releasing the results...
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    Fraud alert: Microsoft Services Agreement email scam

    • 3 Comments
    We’ve received reports of a recent email scam that spoofs the Microsoft Services Agreement. View the real agreement . The scam email message replaces legitimate links in the agreement with links that can compromise your computer when clicked...
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    Get security updates for October

    • 17 Comments
    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. The bulletin announces the release of 7 security updates. Download the security updates for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft SQL Server. Watch a video...
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    FTC cracks down on phone scammers

    • 15 Comments
    This week the FTC announced a major international crackdown on scammers who call you on the telephone and offer to fix your computer. These criminals often charge their victims for bogus services and install malicious software on their computers. The...
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    Get advance notice about October security updates

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    Today the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the October security updates . On Tuesday, October 9 at approximately 10 AM Pacific Time Microsoft will release 6 important-rated bulletins that will address issues in Windows, Microsoft...
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    Search yourself

    • 4 Comments
    The Bing team recently launched an Internet search tool for comparing Bing and Google side by side . Microsoft’s Director of Trustworthy Computing Communications recommends using this tool to find out what information is publicly available about...
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