Survey launched to understand online bullying and privacy for 14 to 18 year olds

Microsoft Ireland has launched an online survey intended to build a better understanding of the attitudes and experiences of 14 – 18 year olds to online bullying and online privacy. The survey is exclusively for 14 – 18 year old respondents. You can take the survey here. Microsoft will not collect or use any personal…

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Updated: Keep Your Computer Safe Online – Internet Explorer Update Available

Dublin: December 17th 2008 -   Microsoft is encouraging customers to follow simple safety guidelines including the application of all relevant software updates, installing up-to-date anti-virus and anti-malware software and ensuring that the firewall on their PC is turned on. Updated Information: The security update for Internet Explorer has been released.  The update will help protect…

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Keep Your Computer Safe Online

Dublin: December 17th 2008 -   Microsoft is encouraging customers to follow simple safety guidelines including the application of all relevant software updates, installing up-to-date anti-virus and anti-malware software and ensuring that the firewall on their PC is turned on.  Later today Microsoft will release an update for Internet Explorer which addresses a vulnerability in the…

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Back to School: Simple Guidelines to Ensure that Children Stay Safe Online

As the children go back to school, many parents will be considering investing in a computer for their children to use so they can access online educational resources and use word processing and graphics software to produce their homework and coursework. Dr. Kevin Marshall, Education Director, Microsoft Ireland, is advising parents and guardians to take…

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Now you can let the kids, customers, students or trainees loose on your PC

Microsoft has released Windows SteadyState 2.5.  SteadyState is a free application that enables you to protect your PC and its contents from accidental or intentional harm. It has been primarily designed for public access computers, for example in a library, Internet café, school or training centre. However it can able enable you to set up…

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Beware: If it sounds to good to be true…

There seems to be a steady increase in spam and phishing at the moment. Recently I’ve been receiving a steady increase in incoming queries about various "cash prize offers" from "Microsoft" (and other companies). These e-mails typically arrive via e-mail, although we’re also being contacted by people who have received letters in the post. These…

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Seminar: Keeping kids safe on social networks

There’s a makeITsecure seminar planned for next Friday (8.30am, February 22nd, 2008, Conrad Hotel, Dublin) to provide parents with the information and advice they need to help ensure their kids remain safe while using social networks. The event will include a range of speakers include Dr. Rachel O’Connell, Chief Safety Officer at Bebo and John…

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makeITsecure launches as attacks on Irish computer users continue to grow

The third makeITsecure initiative was launched in Dublin and Belfast yesterday. The initiative is designed to provide advice, guidance and support on how to stay safe online: from keeping your PC safe, to keeping your children safe online, to avoiding phishing scams etc. There’s loads of great advice on the makeITsecure site and we’ve posted…

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