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Newer software can increase your computer security
This week we released volume 15 of the Security Intelligence Report (SIR) , which covers our research on computer security, including software vulnerabilities, exploits, and malicious and potentially unwanted software . One of the key findings to surface from the latest report is the increased risk...
31 Oct 2013
Microsoft Security Intelligence Report v14: Why antivirus software matters
The latest volume of the Security Intelligence Report (SIR) highlights the importance of using antivirus software . Antivirus software helps protect your computer from malicious software (malware) and can be downloaded or installed inexpensively or at no charge. Still, according to the SIR v14 findings...
17 Apr 2013
Beware of deceptive downloads
The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR ) analyzes online threats using data from Internet services and over 600 million computers worldwide. Volume 13 of the SIR is now available and focuses on vulnerability disclosures from the first and second quarters of 2012. A featured article, Deceptive...
18 Oct 2012
4 signs of scareware
“Scareware” is fake anti-virus software (also called “rogue security software”) that cybercriminals trick you into paying for or trick you into downloading along with malicious software. According to the latest Security Intelligence Report from Microsoft, one of the most prevalent...
17 May 2012
Protect your PC from the Conficker worm
The most recent Microsoft Security Intelligence Reports (SIR) describes the ongoing threat of the Conficker worm and urges businesses and individuals to apply security updates. Microsoft first recognized the Conficker threat in November 2008 and since then the Microsoft Malware Protection Center has...
10 May 2012
Read the latest Security Intelligence Report
Last week Microsoft released Volume 12 of the Security Intelligence Report (SIR) which covers our research of software vulnerabilities, exploits, and malicious and potentially unwanted software from July – December 2011. One of the main focuses of this version of the report is the ongoing threat...
1 May 2012
Is your browser keeping you safer online?
Research in the newly released Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 11 reveals how social engineering techniques contribute to the spread of computer infections. Attacks that require user-interaction (social engineering) to spread accounted for 45% of the attacks analyzed in the report. In addition...
11 Oct 2011
Rustock report: Stopping a major source of spam
In March we reported that Microsoft, in cooperation with industry and academic partners, had taken down the Rustock botnet , a notorious source of spam, fraud, and cybercrime. Hard disks confiscated from Rustock command and control servers This week Microsoft released new information that explores...
6 Jul 2011
Fake security software: Know the risks
If you’re browsing the web and you see a security warning, beware. Cybercriminals use fake security warnings (also known as “ rogue security software ”) to steal personal information or to charge you for a program that doesn’t work. You should only download software from a...
23 Jun 2011
Watch out for fake security software
One of the most common ways for cybercriminals to steal money from people is through the use of fake security software, according to the most recent Microsoft Security Intelligence Report . This kind of software is also known as “scareware” or “ rogue security software .” Cybercriminals...
31 May 2011
Microsoft releases newest Security Intelligence Report
The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR ) provides information about current security threats to help protect organizations, software, and people. The report covers exploits, vulnerabilities, and malware based on data from over 600 million systems worldwide, Internet services, and three Microsoft...
10 May 2011
Latest Security Intelligence Report shows older systems more vulnerable
Today Microsoft released the latest Security Intelligence Report (SIR). The ninth volume of this comprehensive report covers evolving threat landscape trends from January through June 2010, with a focus on botnets . You can read the report section by section online , or you can download the...
13 Oct 2010
Download the newest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report
The Security Intelligence Report (SIR) is a comprehensive study of malicious software that Microsoft releases twice a year. The latest report is Volume 8 (SIR v8) and covers analysis from September 2009–March 2010. SIR v8 shows that the nature of cyber threats has become more sophisticated and...
26 Apr 2010
Watch our new rogue security software videos
If you’ve ever seen suspicious pop-up ads with urgent warnings to download security software, you’re not alone. According to the most recent Microsoft Security Intelligence Report , fake security software (also known as rogue security software ) is the most prevalent trend in malicious software today...
8 Apr 2010
Microsoft releases latest findings on malware
Microsoft released the newest Security Intelligence Report, which focuses on trends in malicious software and other computer threats in the first half of 2009 (January through June). The report uses data collected from several hundred million Windows users and some of the busiest online services on the...
2 Nov 2009
Microsoft report shows new trends in malware
Since June of 2006, Microsoft has released a new Security Intelligence Report (SIR) every six months. The report covers new findings in the field of computer security, including malware (malicious software), viruses , worms , spam , phishing scams , and other fraud. Volume 6 of the SIR was released...
7 Apr 2009
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