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Learn to Fight Online Fraud During Cyber Awareness Month
Jacqueline Beauchere, Director, Trustworthy Computing Communications writes on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog : Lottery scams, advance-fee fraud, phishing attacks and fake anti-virus alerts. These are just a few ways criminals are attempting to gain access to your personal information to steal...
15 Oct 2012
Phishing: not just for banks
From the Microsoft Malware Protection Center blog : When people think of phishing (a deception to trick a user into sharing their credentials with a third party), they might usually think of banking. But with the popularity of online games, they can still be a target even if they protect their banking...
22 Jun 2012
Building Global Trust Online Volume 2: Policymaker Guide to Privacy, Safety, and Security
Today, I’m happy to announce we are releasing Building Global Trust Online Volume 2: Policymaker Guide to Privacy, Safety, and Security at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C. Complimentary copies are available for conference attendees...
7 Mar 2012
Hotmail declares war on graymail
Dick Craddock writes on the Inside Windows Live Blog: In previous posts on our blog, we talked about how we’ve reduced true spam in the inbox to under 3% using SmartScreen™ filtering. But we realized that getting rid of true spam wasn’t enough, because 75% of the email messages that...
4 Oct 2011
Microsoft Offers Reward for Information on Rustock
Richard Boscovich, Senior Attorney, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, writes on the Official Microsoft Blog : Last month, I shared with you that the Rustock botnet has remained inactive since Microsoft and its partners took it offline on March 16 th . Today, we take our pursuit a step further. After...
18 Jul 2011
A New Tool in the Fight against Fraud
Posted by Nancy Anderson Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel on the Microsoft on the Issues Blog Today in Washington, DC, the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance ( NCFTA ) and other leading industry and consumer protection organizations are announcing the worldwide launch of...
17 Jun 2010
Phishing – what is is, and how it relates to your webmail credentials
The Windows Live team blogs writes : Thanks to coordinated efforts across the tech industry, and partnerships between industry players who are a part of the Anti-Phishing working group , over the years most web services, users and other applications have become smarter at spotting tricks like link...
13 Nov 2009
Phishing scheme affecting some Hotmail customers
The Windows Live Team Blog writes : Over the weekend Microsoft learned that several thousand Windows Live Hotmail customers’ credentials were exposed on a third-party site due to a likely phishing scheme. Upon learning of the issue, we immediately requested that the credentials be removed and launched...
7 Oct 2009
IE 8 SmartScreen Protects Against Identity-Stealing Malware
From the IE8 team : Over the last year, we’ve published two posts about how the IE8 SmartScreen ® filter helps to prevent phishing and malware attacks. In this post, I’d like to share some real-world data on the protection provided to IE8 pre-release users by the anti-malware feature. We’ve...
27 Mar 2009
Kim Cameron on Information Cards as a solution to site redirection
Kim Cameron, Chief Architect of Identity in the Connected Systems Division at Microsoft has an interesting post up about at his Laws of Identity blog on the vulnerability of passwords to "site redirection ", a problem that Information Cards don't have: The UK's Register has been running a a series...
27 Oct 2008
Title: Online Identity Theft: Changing the Game
As many of you know, Microsoft has been at the forefront in fighting the scourge of identity theft. We've improved our products and created tools to help fight identity theft -- the Internet Explorer Phishing Filter ; Windows Defender ; Windows Live OneCare ; and Windows CardSpace . Today we are releasing...
17 Sep 2008
Identity Crisis? What Crisis?
Jerry Fishenden, National Technology Officer for the UK, here ... If you think the current problems of online safety and Internet e-crime (or cybercrime if you prefer) appear challenging, what on earth is going to happen when the Internet pervades every aspect of our daily lives? As the Internet...
12 Jun 2007
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