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The best time to change your password is now
You can reduce your chances of being hacked by regularly changing the passwords on all the accounts where you enter financial or other sensitive information. Set an automatic reminder to update passwords on your email, banking, and credit card websites every three months. Different sites have different...
30 Jan 2014
10 New Year’s resolutions for your digital devices and your online life
It’s a new year, which means it’s time to resolve to create healthier habits in our daily lives. But we don’t have to stop at just improving our body, mind, and spirit. It’s also a good idea to resolve to keep our PCs, laptops, smartphones, and social networking sites healthy...
31 Dec 2013
7 ways to avoid TMI
Technology can make everything in our lives easier—including sharing too much information (TMI). Just because you can take a picture of your new credit card and post it on Instagram doesn’t mean that you should. In fact, you shouldn’t. Sharing too much information can lead to identity...
23 Jul 2013
Graduate to better social media sharing
Around the world, we’re celebrating graduates of high school, college, and even grade school. Whatever the occasion for celebration, keep in mind these tips for social media sharing: Be mindful of your online image. Remember that blog posts, photographs, and videos that you post on the Internet...
28 May 2013
Spring break online safety tips
If you’re traveling with your laptop, tablet, smartphone, or other device this spring break, the following tips can help you stay safer online with a mobile device. Make sure your laptop or tablet has up-to-date antivirus and antispyware software installed. Windows 8 includes antivirus protection...
15 Apr 2013
Kids and technology: Is there any good news?
What if we stopped listening to the fear-based news about cyberbullying, over-sharing, and loss of privacy? What if we focused on research that doesn’t make for a scary headline on the evening news? Would it surprise you to learn that a recent study by the Family Online Safety Institute ...
25 Sep 2012
What’s your online reputation?
Most of us put a boundary between our personal and professional lives. Online that’s not easy to do. In the Official Microsoft blog, Brendon Lynch, Microsoft Chief Privacy Officer , writes, “Every piece of personal information that exists online about you -- whether posted by you or by...
24 Jan 2012
Making the Internet safer for children
This month Microsoft announced participation as a founding member in the CEO Coalition on Child Online Safety. Read more about online safety efforts for children from Microsoft’s representative on the CEO Coalition, Peter Cullen . Here is some of our guidance on how to protect your family...
15 Dec 2011
What is screen scraping?
Screen scraping is the act of taking all the information that a person has posted on their Web site or social networking page and then using the information to break into the user’s account or to commit some other fraud involving identity theft . Social networking Web sites such as Facebook have grown...
6 Apr 2010
What does your online reputation say about you?
A few weeks ago we told you about Microsoft’s involvement in Data Privacy Day . The day has arrived, but if you’re not going to be in Washington D.C. to join in the event, you can download research or watch a video about online reputations and how employers are increasingly mining the Internet as part...
28 Jan 2010
Microsoft sponsors privacy event in Washington, D.C.
If you plan to be in the Washington D.C. area on Thursday, January 28th, come celebrate Data Privacy Day and join us for an event sponsored by Microsoft and hosted by The Future of Privacy Forum . The event will focus on online reputations and their impact on people's lives. Attendees will hear how the...
14 Jan 2010
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