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  • Blog Post: Share the responsibility: Microsoft on National Cyber Security Awareness Month

    Microsoft supports the efforts of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) with free resources and research about how each of us—individuals, families, schools, organizations, industry, and government—can do our part to help create a safer digital world. Some of the resources: ...
  • Blog Post: Recycle an old PC

    It’s human nature to want the newest of the new, especially when it comes to technology. But you can get over any guilt you might feel about upgrading to a new computer, by recycling your old computer. There are two safety concerns that you should think about when you discard an old PC: ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft works with Demi and Ashton Foundation to help protect children

    The Microsoft on the Issues blog reports that Microsoft is teaming up with actors Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher to fight against child sex slavery. Microsoft will work with the Demi and Ashton Foundation to develop ways that technology can be used to stop child exploitation. For more information...
  • Blog Post: Behind the scenes at Black Hat

    Today at the Black Hat USA 2010 conference Microsoft announced the extension of the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) to include vulnerability information from Adobe Systems. MAPP is a collaborative effort that helps protect people from current and future online threats. Microsoft is a continuing...
  • Blog Post: Get virus help from a local security expert

    If you think your computer has been infected with a virus , spyware , or other malicious software there are a few steps you can take to help remove it: Visit Microsoft Update and install the latest updates. If you currently use antivirus software , visit the manufacturer's website, update your...
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