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  • Blog Post: New research shows rise in “deceptive downloads”

    According to the latest cybersecurity report from Microsoft, “deceptive downloads” were the top threat for 95 percent of the 110 countries surveyed. What are deceptive downloads? Deceptive downloads are legitimate downloadable programs (usually free) such as software, games, or music...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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