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  • Blog Post: Guidance for Internet Explorer vulnerability

    On April 26, 2014, Microsoft notified customers of a vulnerability in Internet Explorer. To date, we are aware of limited, targeted attacks and are working on a fix. UPDATE: Microsoft released a security update for this vulnerability on May 1. For more information, see Available now: Security update...
  • Blog Post: Safer is sweeter

    Each fall when kids go “back to school,” parents and caregivers prepare their kids for homework, school programs, sports, even “trick-or-treating.” It’s also important that families have the same preparedness when using technology. We should encourage all children to enjoy...
  • Blog Post: Top 5 online safety tips for summer

    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 turned on by default. If your computer isn’t...
  • Blog Post: Do I need both Microsoft Security Essentials and another antivirus software program?

    A reader recently asked us if they need both Microsoft Security Essentials (free antivirus and antispyware software) and another security suite that requires a paid subscription service. The short answer? No. The long answer? Microsoft Security Essentials is free software that helps protect against...
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