Security Tips & Talk

Tips about computer security, online safety, and privacy

June, 2013

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    How to get rid of a computer virus

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    Is your computer running more slowly than usual? Does it stop responding or freeze often? It might have a virus. If you can connect to the Internet These instructions are different depending on which operating system you’re using. Check...
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    Don’t post your email address in a blog comment

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    To post a comment or a question on one of our blog posts, use the Comments form at the bottom of the post. We appreciate your comments and questions, and we read all of them. Although we don’t answer them individually, we do use the information...
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    Catfishing: Are you falling for it?

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    The news is filled with stories about people, famous and otherwise, getting caught in online dating scams. The phenomenon is so common that it now has a name: Catfishing. The term catfishing comes from the 2010 movie Catfish about a man who was lured...
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    Think twice before you text that photo

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    Most of us already know this, but it’s worth repeating: When you email or text photos to another person, that person can save the pictures on his or her phone or hard drive forever. New apps like Snapchat claim that there are ways to send photos...
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    Top 5 online safety tips for summer

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    To help stay safe on your travels this summer, we recommend these Internet safety and privacy tips. 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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    Get security updates for June

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    Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. Skip the details and go to Microsoft Update to download the latest updates. This bulletin announces the release of 5 security updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft...
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    There is no Hotmail Maintenance Department

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    Cassie writes: I received an email from the Hotmail Maintenance Department requesting personal information verification. The message included a PDF file. Is this a scam? Yes. This is one of many types of email cybercrime, also called phishing ....
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    Get advance notice for June security updates

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    Today the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the May security updates. On Tuesday, June 11 at approximately 10 AM Pacific Time Microsoft will release 5 bulletins. The easiest way to get the updates when they're available...
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