Posts under Security category

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, […]

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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 […]

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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.