Posts under Security category

Manage Windows Firewall in Windows 10/8/7

The Windows Firewall builds up on & polishes further the already improved Vista firewall. It brings out some of its advanced features out into the open. While we have already discussed in a little more detail, how to configure the Windows […]

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Koobface infects Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, hi5, Bebo users

A new virus Koobface, is spreading through social networking sites such as Facebook, Myspace, hi5, Bebo and Twitter targeting its users. Koobface malware The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), under the Department of Information Technology, said a new worm – Koobface – […]

Microsoft Security Response Center: MAPP, MEI, MSVR initiatives

In August 2008, the Microsoft Security Response Center  announced three security-related programs – (1) Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP); (2) Microsoft Exploitability Index, and; (3) Microsoft Vulnerability Research (MSVR) – that would collectively share more information with partners and customers. […]

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) – FAQ

I have compiled a list of answers to some frequently asked questions which a Microsoft Security Essentials user may have : Microsoft Security Essentials Q: What is Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) exactly? A: MSE is Microsoft’s free antivirus offering to […]

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Security features in Windows 7 for the mobile worker

Windows 7 has expanded security offerings to provide the necessary security controls to help mobile workers access the information they need to be productive, wherever and whenever they need it. We’re really excited about Windows 7’s new security features. This […]

Mandatory Integrity Control

Mandatory Integrity Control in Windows 10/8/7

Windows Vista introduced a new security construct called Mandatory Integrity Controls (MIC), which is similar to integrity functionality long available in the Linux and Unix worlds. In Windows Vista and later versions like Windows 7 and Windows 10/8, all security principals (users, […]

Configure Windows Firewall in Windows 10/8/7

A firewall is a software or hardware that checks information coming from the Internet or a network, and then either blocks it or allows it to pass through to your computer, depending on your firewall settings. A firewall can help […]

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Windows 7 Security guide and checklist

Microsoft recommends that you use this checklist to make sure you are taking advantage of all the ways that Windows 7 can help keep your computer as secure and safe as possible. Windows 7 Security guide Action Center:  Use Action […]

Internet Explorer is the most secure browser.

Which web browser is the safest? Current trends show over 50% of malware infections occur via Internet download. During Q1, 2009 NSS Labs performed the industry’s first comprehensive test of web browser protection against socially engineered malware. This report examines […]

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Security Enhancements in Windows 7

Windows 7 builds upon the strong security lineage of Windows Vista and retains and builds upon the development processes and technologies that have made Windows Vista the most secure version of the Windows client to date. 

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What is Rootkit? How do Rootkits work? Rootkits explained.

While it is possible to hide malware in a way that will fool even the traditional antivirus/antispyware products, most malware programs are already using rootkits to hide deep on yourWindows PC … and they are getting more dangerous! The DL3 rootkit is […]