Last month, we released the Microsoft Computing Safety Index (MCSI), a scoring system of more than 20 steps individuals can take to help protect themselves online. The MCSI tallies points for basic and advanced computer security behaviors such as: updating antivirus software regularly; limiting information-sharing; and creating strong passwords. The more of these steps an individual takes, the higher the online safety score. 100 is the highest rating possible. In 2011, 34 was the average online safety score across the five countries surveyed - Brazil, France, Germany, U.K., and the U.S.
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