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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Find your lost or stolen Windows Phone

    You probably already know how to help keep your personal information safe on the Internet . But what about everything that’s stored on your smart phone ? If your Windows Phone is stolen or if you lose it, you can make your phone ring, you can lock it, erase the contents, or show your phone on...
  • Blog Post: Beware of text message phishing scams

    MSNBC’s Herb Weisbaum reports that cybercriminals use fake text messages to lure people in the into giving away bank account and credit card information. This particular scam involves scare tactics to make you believe that your account has been compromised. Cybercriminals use fear to make you...
  • Blog Post: 4 tips to help secure your phone

    We’ve heard a lot of news lately about how smartphones are the new frontier for hackers, virus writers, and cybercriminals. We talked to the folks on the Windows Phone 7 team and they haven’t heard any complaints about mobile viruses yet, but we thought it wouldn’t hurt to give you...
  • Blog Post: Find My Phone helps secure your data

    We carry a mind-boggling amount of information on our phones these days. And yet, we're not always that careful with them. If you lose your new Windows Phone, you can use the Find My Phone feature to protect your data in several ways: If you think your phone is close by but you don't have...
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