I am Microsoftie 4 ever (19+ years) working in Windows Services and Content team in the UK, my blog is mainly focused on the Windows family of products and trying to provide help pointers and resources for customers on our products.
Online phishing (pronounced like the word fishing) is a way to trick computer users into revealing personal or financial information through a fraudulent e‑mail message or website. A common online phishing scam starts with an e‑mail message that looks like an official notice from a trusted source, such as a bank, credit card company, or reputable online merchant. In the e‑mail message, recipients are directed to a fraudulent website where they are asked to provide personal information, such as an account number or password. This information is then usually used for identity theft.
Today the Windows Live team here in the UK have just posted a great article about Protect Yourself From Phishing. It talks about what Phishing is, and what to be wary off as well as what to do if you think your Hotmail account has been compromised.
We also have lost of great content about Phishing over on Windows Help and How-to including:
Let me know what you think, and if you found the articles useful.
Whilst on the train into London this am I was browsing Metro and spotted this story
13-million digit prime number discovered
‘The University of California, Los Angeles team found the number, which is too long to appear on this page, on a network of 75 computers running Windows XP.’ (my bolding)
UCLA academics yesterday said that while the prize cash was nothing special, the 'bragging rights' would be terrific.’
Keith Coombs - has a little more info
What with all the I'm a PC stuff going on thought this might amuse
thanks to my boss Alessa for the link :)
Take the test over on the homepage of Microsoft.com/uk
I took it and am I am a ‘technical triumph’
Updated to say you will need the silverlight plugin installedto see the quiz
Just a quick plug for an excellent new site on http://www.microsoft.com/uk about licensing and piracy aimed at home users.
The new site at http://www.microsoft.com/uk/licensing/homeuser/default.mspx is themed around ‘buying safely and activating’, and features:
Well worth a look if you have any questions on this topic.
We also have tons of content on Windows Help and How-to about activation, product registration and related topics such as :
You may have seen the post on the Windows Vista Team blog about a new download available to Windows Ultimate users called Tinker.
‘Microsoft ® Tinker (TM): Microsoft Tinker is a casual game that provides players with short puzzle game play sessions set in a warm, calming environment.’
So if you have Ultimate and you are wondering how to get it try this article
And if you would like to understand how to play the game a little, the 5 types of objects and strategies and tips try, Tinker: How to play
Not currently having an Ultimate I can’t try it myself !
Updated 25 Sept 2008 changed Tinkler to Tinker
Well worth looking at, even if it is just to grab some great images to go on your wallpaper. Also love the random options :)
Wallpapers from MSN – Beta
Using the tool, you can
If you would like to learn more about customising your desktop, themes, tips and tricks, start menu and the Windows Sidebar try this great article from the Windows Help and How-to site
One of my homepages for IE is http://uk.msn.com, and this morning when I launched my browser I was offered to try Viewer.
‘…a new way to explore MSN UK. It’s a trial using Microsoft’s new Silverlight technology, We hope you like it.’
Kudos tot he team at MSN UK for doing something a little different, I am sure not everyone will like it, but on first glance I think it is pretty good. I am going to spend some time looking at it in more detail and posting feedback to http://msn-viewer.spaces.live.com/
If you like your Windows Vista in Inukitut (a language of the Canadian Territory of Nunavut, then you can download the latest Language Interface Pack (LIP) now:
Click here to view the Inuktitut Download Center page.
Well it is friday…
Search Engine Rap Battle - MSN vs Google
thanks to Matt over on the Windows Live Channel for the link