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  • Blog Post: Heartbleed: What you need to know

    On April 8, 2014, security researchers announced a flaw in the software that is used to protect your information on the web. The vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” could potentially allow a cyberattacker to access personal information. After a thorough investigation, Microsoft determined...
  • Blog Post: Thanks to you the Microsoft #Do1Thing initiative donates $50,000 to TechSoup Global

    On Safer Internet Day , February 11, 2014, Microsoft launched the interactive Safer Online website . Every time you made your #Do1Thing promise or shared the website with your social circles, Microsoft made a donation to TechSoup Global . In less than 24 hours, so many of you promised to #Do1Thing...
  • Blog Post: What is HTTPS?

    HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. It's the language that is used to deliver information over the web, and it’s the first element you see in any URL. Most web browsers (including Internet Explorer) use an encrypted protocol called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to access secure webpages...
  • Blog Post: 5 reasons NOT to share personal information on a website

    Knowing when to trust a website depends in part on who publishes it, what information they want, and what you want from the site. Here are five reasons to think twice before sharing information with a website. 1. The site asks for personal information on a page whose URL does not start with HTTPS...
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