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How Different Generations Connect and Interact Online, AARP and Microsoft Report; NSS Labs IE9 Block 100% Social-Engineered Malware

AARP and Microsoft released a new research report dubbed “Connecting Generations,” that examines how people of all ages are using online communication and social networking to enhance their family relationships.

Released in conjunction with Safer Internet Day 2012, “Connecting Generations” report confirms the need for educating all consumers, from teenagers to …

Microsoft CSI Most Users don’t Educate themselves about Online Security – Safer Internet Day 2012

Microsoft Computing Safety Index (MCSI)Microsoft Computing Safety Index (MCSI)Microsoft research on February 6, released its Microsoft Computing Safety Index (MCSI) findings, which gathered responses from more than 11,000 people in 27 countries to examine their adoption of proven online tools and behaviours — Safer Internet Day 2012: 7 February, 2012Safer Internet Day 2012: 7 February, 2012 highlights that “78% of respondents have basic online security protection, but are less knowledgeable about how …

New Kelihos Botnet Variant “Backdoor:Win32/Kelihos.B” in Circulation, Microsoft

Kelihos Botnet variant Backdoor:Win32/Kelihos.B in circulationKelihos Botnet variant Backdoor:Win32/Kelihos.B in circulationResponding to the some recent reports regarding whether the Kelihos botnet, which was taken down in September 2011 by Microsoft with Kyrus Tech Inc. and Kaspersky Lab, has been resurrected — In a February 3 blog post, Richard Domingues Boscovich, Senior Attorney, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit — said however, “we’ve seen …

Google Bouncer Unveiled for Android Market Security; Android Market Topped 11 Billion – New Social APIs in Android 4.0 ICS

Android Market Inroduces BouncerAndroid Market Inroduces BouncerRecently, there’s been a lot of news of malware in the Android Market, to that end, Google Mobile developed a new service codenamed “Bouncer,” which provides automated scanning of Android Market for potentially malicious software without disrupting the user experience of Android Market or requiring developers to go through an application approval process. …

Microsoft Alleges Andrey N. Sabelnikov Responsible for Kelihos Botnet Operations

Microsoft Kelihos Botnet Amendment, named Andrey N. Sabelnikov as defendantMicrosoft Kelihos Botnet Amendment, named Andrey N. Sabelnikov as defendantMicrosoft’s Digital Crimes Unit in an amended complaint filed today in the Kelihos botnet takedown case with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, alleges that Andrey N. Sabelnikov, a citizen of Russia, is responsible for the operations of the Kelihos botnet, reports Richard Domingues Boscovich, Senior Attorney, MDCU.

Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Enters into Second Phase

10-Years of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing10-Years of Microsoft's Trustworthy ComputingJanuary 12th marks the ten year milestone of Bill Gate’s memo on Trustworthy Computing. “Ten years ago on January 12, 2002, during a time when security problems were threatening trust in software products, Bill Gates sent an email to all Microsoft full-time employees announcing the creation of the Trustworthy Computing (TwC) initiative,” blogged …

Chrome 17 Beta Update Brings ‘Updated Omnibox Prerendering, Executable Files Download Scanning Protection’ and More!

Chrome 17 Beta lands with speed and security improvementsChrome 17 Beta lands with speed and security improvementsGoogle Chrome beta version 17.0.963.26 released comes with two of Chrome’s core principles improvements: speed and security — along with “New Extensions APIs, updated omnibox prerendering, download scanning protection, and other small changes.”

On the speed improvement “Chrome will now start loading some web pages in the background, even before you’ve …

IE Automatic Upgrades Across Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7

Internet Explorer (Ie) Auto UpdatesInternet Explorer (Ie) Auto UpdatesMicrosoft says it is instituting automatic updates of Internet Explorer browser for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, beginning with users in Australia and Brazil in January. The update will be delivered via Windows Update, but users can opt out and upgrade at their own pace. This approach follows a more subtle …

300,000 Victims of Several Rogue Security Software Sams to Get Refund, FTC-Microsoft Announced

Microsoft-FTC: refunding rogue security software victimsMicrosoft-FTC: refunding rogue security software victimsThe United States Federal Trade Commission will begin issuing refunds to 300,000 consumers that were victims of several rogue security software scams such as “Winfixer”, “Drive Cleaner” and “XP Antivirus”,revealed MMPC.

Rogue authors commonly brand their programs to appear as legitimate security scanners.

Per FTC

Internet Explorer 9.0.4 Released; MSRT Now Clean Win32/Helompy Family; 13 Security Bulletins Addressed Vulnerabilities

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) 9.0.4Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) 9.0.4Microsoft has released December 2011 Cumulative Security Update, available via Windows Update, now bring along with its a new Windows Internet Explorer 9.0.4.

This security update is rated Important for Internet Explorer on Windows clients and Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 2008 R2, and Low for Internet Explorer on …

Windows Defender Offline Beta Now Available!

Windows Defender Offline BetaWindows Defender Offline BetaMicrosoft this week has delivered a beta of “Windows Defender Offline” beta, a version of Windows Defender — Microsoft’s antispyware software that is built into Windows 7.

The Windows Defender Offline ISO can be installed to a CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, can help remove such hard to find malicious …

Microsoft Answer Desk: A 24/7, 365 Premium Tech Support Site Launches

Microsoft Answer DeskMicrosoft Answer DeskMicrosoft has launched AnswerDesk.com, a new 24/7, 365 days ‘premium’ technical support service for the United States customers experiencing issues with Microsoft software and services.

AnswerDesk visitors will be able to choose from a range of Answer Techs online, viewing their profiles, and checking out their experience and expertise before they …

A Look Back At Microsoft 2011 Through Microsoft Infographics

To look back at the year and reflect on the things as well as what we have planned for the year ahead, Microsoft has created a presntation to take a visual look back at some of the news makers from Microsoft in 2011 that apply to the business customers.

Take a …

Verizon Blocks Google Wallet Citing Security; ICO Introduces New ‘Cookie Law’

Google WalletGoogle WalletVerizon Wireless,the largest U.S. wireless carrier has blocked implementation of Google Wallet on the new Galaxy Nexus handset. According to a statement issued to Bloomberg, Verizon is citing security as the rationale:

“Verizon Wireless, co-owned by Verizon Communications Inc. and Vodafone Group Plc, is working to have “the best security and …

Google’s Safe Browsing Alerts Now Include Malware Distribution Domains Information

Google Online SecurityGoogle Online SecurityGoogle Online Security team today announced of “adding distribution domains to the set of information the company send to network administrators registered through the Safe Browsing Alerts for Network Administrators service when its automated tools find phishing URLs or compromised sites that lead to malware on their networks.”

“These are domains …