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  • Blog Post: Is Windows Security Center real or rogue?

    A reader writes: What kind of warnings from Windows Security Center are real, and what should I do about them? Windows Security Center is a feature that was introduced in Windows XP Service Pack 2 and was also included in Windows Vista. ( Action Center replaced Windows Security Center in Windows...
  • 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: Help your mother be safer online

    A great Mother’s Day gift idea: help your mom guard against viruses , fraud , and identity theft . Unless she's a super geek or an IT professional (or both), we know she’ll appreciate it. Make sure that your mother: Has antivirus software from a trusted source and knows how to keep...
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