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  • 12 Jan 2011 3:15 PM | Deleted user

    Pulled from the Microsoft Security Email

    Phishing scams: Everything you need to know


    You hear about phishing scams all the time, both in the
    general media and in this newsletter. But what is phishing,
    really? These links will give you the essential information that you need to know:

    Security updates for January 11, 2011

    The bulletin for January includes two security updates for the Windows
    operating system.

    Microsoft security news


    Microsoft to sponsor panel discussion on locational privacy

    With new GPS technologies like Facebook Places and Foursquare,
    others can track our movements
    at any time. What does this mean for privacy? Join a panel discussion
    sponsored by Microsoft on January 26.


    Avoid technical support scams through your phone

    If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft and offering
    technical support, hang up. Read more about this ongoing scam.


    Microsoft supports Commerce Department's call for more online privacy protection

    The U.S. Department of Commerce recently released a
    "Green Paper" outlining
    ways to protect consumers' privacy online. Microsoft applauds the report
    as an important step forward in addressing online privacy issues.

    Protect your computer


    Help secure your new PC against malware

    Was one of your holiday gifts a new PC? Read these tips to boost your
    security before you go online.


    3 ways to help secure your wireless network

    You've taken steps to help defend your new PC. Now take a look at your
    home wireless network. These three tips will get you started.

    Protect yourself and your family


    Set up your new Windows Phone for web browsing

    Help protect yourself when you go online by changing privacy and other
    browser settings on your new mobile phone.


    Control how - and how much - your kids use Xbox 360

    Is your family playing games and streaming movies and TV on a new Xbox 360
    entertainment system? Use safety settings to control what your kids
    can see  and do on the new family toy.

    Security resources

    About this newsletter
    Microsoft Security for Home Computer Users is a monthly newsletter bringing security news, guidance, updates, and community resources directly to your inbox. If you would like to receive more technical security information, see the Microsoft Security Newsletter.


  • 04 Jan 2011 9:45 AM | Deleted user

    I'm linking to the APCUG PDF file for the Quarter 1 report. They have a new president, and she is talking a good talk.

    APCUG Report Qtr 1

  • 04 Dec 2010 2:10 PM | Deleted user

    Microsoft has released the latest preview of Internet Explorer 9, featuring dramatic performance gains in its Chakra JavaScript engine. Since first demonstrated at PDC in 2009, Chakra in Internet Explorer has increased JavaScript performance by 345 percent according to WebKit SunSpider.

    Click Here

  • 30 Nov 2010 4:57 PM | Deleted user

    Steal This Film takes account of the prominent players in the Swedish piracy (copyright infringement) culture: The Pirate Bay, PiratbyrÄn (Piracy Bureau), and The Pirate Party.

    Watch on Hulu FREE

  • 10 Nov 2010 1:04 PM | Deleted user

    The fight against botnets: Are we winning?


    Are you using an older operating system? If you are, your computer is more susceptible to infections from bot-related malicious software. That's according to the just-released Microsoft Security Intelligence Report covering the first half of 2010.

  • 23 Aug 2010 7:54 PM | Anonymous member

    Steer clear of SuperAntiSpyware freeware, which identified some of the files for my HP scanner and my Hot Fax Message Center software as adware.  Not realizing that my scanner and fax software files had been detected as adware, when I instructed SuperAntiSpyware to delete this adware, both my scanner and fax software became inoperable.

  • 22 Jun 2010 2:09 AM | Deleted user
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