Security Tips & Talk

Tips about computer security, online safety, and privacy

December, 2012

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    Get security updates for December

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    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, Word, Windows Server, and Internet Explorer. Watch a video...
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    Take care with ransomware

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    Have you ever received an email or seen a warning page on a website claiming that legal authorities had detected illegal activities on your computer? This scam infects your computer with a type of malicious software called “ransomware.”...
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    Make room for your new PC

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    Lots of us have new computers and other devices on our gift lists this holiday season. But getting rid of the old ones can seem more daunting than joyful. If you have two computers that run the Windows operating system, you can use Windows Easy Transfer...
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    Get advance notice about December security updates

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    Today the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the December security updates. On Tuesday, December 11 at approximately 10 AM Pacific Time Microsoft will release 7 bulletins that will address issues in Microsoft Windows, Word...
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    Virus protection: Real or Rogue?

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    The newly launched Real vs. Rogue Facebook app from Microsoft features an interactive quiz to help you tell if a security warning is from your real antivirus software or from rogue security software . There has been an increase in rogue security software...
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    Top 10 security stories of 2012

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    From the latest scams and fraud to how, when, and why to update your computer, here are the stories that you viewed and clicked on the most this year. Download security update for Internet Explorer . In September, Microsoft released a security update...
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    3 ways to increase your mobile safety this holiday season

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    If your holiday plans include travel, the following tips can help you stay safer online with a mobile device. Make sure your laptop or tablet has up-to-date antivirus and antispyware software installed. Windows 8 includes antivirus protection that’s...
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    Win cool prizes for your online safety creation

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    Calling all teens! Here's your chance to create something fun that can help others. Start by reading the eligibility requirements and prize information in the official rules . Then have a look at the online safety materials from Microsoft for ideas...
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