Archive for the ‘Security’ Category

Understanding Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) alert levels

Alert levels help you choose how to respond to viruses, spyware, and other potentially unwanted software. Continue reading

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) now available in 33 languages

Microsoft has made its award winning free antivirus Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) available to download in 33 languages, from Bulgarian to Vietnamese and Hungarian to Japanese. Continue reading

Microsoft launches YourBrowserMatters.org

Today, Microsoft launched YourBrowserMatters.org to help protect consumers from the dangers of using an out of date browser. Continue reading

MSRC Report: Building a Safer More Trusted Internet through Information Sharing 2011

Microsoft has released a report that provides a 2011 update on the progress of key Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) initiatives that share information to foster deeper industry collaboration, increase community-based defenses, and better protect customers. Continue reading

NSS Labs reconfirms Internet Explorer 9 as the most secure browser against socially-engineered malware

According to a recent analysis conducted by NSS Labs, Internet Explorer 9 tops the chart when compared to other browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, when it comes to blocking social engineering attacks. In a report last year, NSS Labs research shows that IE9 is able to either block or warn against 99% of socially-engineered malware. Continue reading

White Paper: Introducing Microsoft Antimalware Technologies

This paper describes the technologies that Microsoft uses to combat malware. One core technology in use is the antimalware engine, a component that works with many Microsoft products and services. Continue reading

White Paper: Malware Research & Response at Microsoft

Microsoft has released a document titled Malware Research and Response at Microsoft and it’s available for download at the Microsoft Download Centre. This document is for informational purposes only. Continue reading

Microsoft releases Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) v2.1

The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) from Microsoft is designed to help prevent hackers from gaining access to your system. Security mitigation technologies are designed to make it more difficult for an attacker to exploit vulnerabilities in a given piece of software. Continue reading

You can submit malware and suspicious files to Microsoft for analysis

Depending on the malware or spyware behavior, you may experience a variety of symptoms, or no obvious symptoms at all. Some threats have ways to hide themselves in the computer, while others display messages or pictures that may indicate their presence. If you suspect a file contains malware or potentially unwanted software, you can send it to Microsoft for analysis. Continue reading

Microsoft releases ‘Teach Kids Mobile Safety’ brochure

Microsoft has released a brochure Teach Kids Mobile Safety and its available for download at the Microsoft Download Centre. Continue reading