Six tips to help you stay safer online Six tips to help you stay safer online Being a good digital citizen is vital to help you and your family stay safer online. Follow these six essential steps to protect your devices, information, and family on the Internet. Online Safety Tips | Protect Kids and Family Online | Microsoft Security.
Leading search engine companies Google and Microsoft have agreed measures to make it harder to find child abuse images online. As many as 100,000 search terms will now return no results that find illegal material, and will trigger warnings that child abuse imagery is illegal. PM David Cameron has welcomed the move but said it must be delivered or he would bring forward new legislation. BBC News – Google and Microsoft agree steps to block abuse images. … Continue reading →
The UK’s banks are regularly being caught out by cybercriminals, BBC research suggests. Data from three sources indicates that spam, viruses and other malicious messages regularly emerge from machines sitting on banks’ corporate networks. It is likely that the computers were compromised when bank staff and contractors were caught out by booby-trapped email attachments. They may also have visited sites seeded with code that infected their PCs. Some of those infected machines are also likely to have been enrolled in a botnet – a large network of hijacked computers that are used by cybercriminals to distribute spam and viruses, attack … Continue reading →
You should always use a standard user account in Windows 7 and Vista. We know that in in ideal world, you would have created a standard user account and a separate Administrator account when you installed Windows. However we don’t live in an ideal world and many new computers come with a default account already set up that has full Administrator permissions and access. This link will show you exactly how to create a new Administrator Account and demote your existing Admin Account to a standard user. Make sure you create the new Admin account before demoting your existing one. … Continue reading →
The recently published Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIRv15) contains a section on ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malware that is designed to render a computer or its files unusable until the computer user pays the demanded amount o…Continue reading →