Don’t Get Tricked: protecting your PC from being a Zombie

Last year, Microsoft teamed up with the FTC in the “Don’t Get Tricked on Halloween” campaign to crack down on illegal methods used by spammers to distribute unsolicited e-mail. As October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, only fitting that I replay this blast from the past…  Timed to coincide with National Cyber Security Awareness Month and Halloween on…

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"Ride the Magic Bus" — the Xbox 360 bus, that is

From the news: “Parents everywhere are concerned with children’s access to inappropriate media content. Microsoft, along with our friends at Best Buy and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, is leading an education campaign to provide parents with tools to help them make the right entertainment choices for their families. These tools can help parents…

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Peter Cullen on balancing Internet privacy with safety

Today the Seattle PI Seattle PI Newspaper has an article that includes a few words of wisdon from our own Peter Cullen, our Chief Privacy Strategist. The article provides some insight from a recent lunch in Seattle where people gathered to hear feedback from a few industry execs and luminaries on questions of how we can protect…

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Cybersafety and staying safe online

I’m clearing out the email that I missed this week due to a number of big reviews and meetings (apologies), and one was from a reader and associate who noted that my entry on creating strong passwords (and passphrases) was quickly followed by a couple of similar stories in the press. Or was it that I was…

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Screen Scraping, Trojan Horses and passwords… oh, my

Once again, here’s today’s installment on some of the different ways Microsoft is working on improving your experience with your computer, with blog bits spent on OneCare, Windows Defender, spam, Windows Live Safety Center, and last on phishing. Today it’s about screen scraping and Trojan horses, and how this can happen to you.  Screen scraping attacks are…

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How much does spam weigh? (And what to do about it)

Often when meet and talk with our customers and partners, I hear some of the same concerns that impact their satisfaction with our products and services: PC security, quality and reliability of our products, and issues with email around spam and phsihing. Starting this weekend I am posting more info, tips and feedback on how…

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