Posts under Security tag.

Announcing Zero Day: A novel by Mark Russinovich

Most of us know Mark Russinovich. For those who don’t, Mark Russinovich works at Microsoft in the Windows Azure product team as a Technical Fellow, Microsoft’s senior-most technical position. Mark earned a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University […]

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Windows SmartScreen filter, Download Reputation, XSS Security features

Microsoft has introduced the SmartScreen feature which has over time delivered over a billion blocks to potentially dangerous downloads. To help better protect consumers from malware in Internet Explorer, Microsoft has introduced a rating called Download Reputation. SmartScreen Application or […]

Manage & secure your USB Drive with USB Security Utilities

USB Security Utilities is a freeware portable app which will vaccinate & disinfect your USB drive. It also helps you manage files and make backups. It includes a virus scanner, file backup, suspicious file seeker, vaccine or device immunization function. […]

Trust Center and File Block feature in Microsoft Office

To improve security Microsoft Office 2013 / 2010 prevents some previous versions of Microsoft Office file types should from being opened, without the help of Protected View in Trust Center. File Block feature in Office File Block prevents outdated file […]

How to disable Protected View in Microsoft Office

Today, we will see how you can disable Protected View in Microsoft Office programs like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc, via the Trust Center – also called Data Execution Prevention mode. Protected View in Microsoft Office 2013 / 2010 helps keep […]

What is Protected View & Trust Center in Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office 2010 introduced a new feature called as the Protected View feature. Trust Center contains security & privacy settings, which help keep your computer secure & safe. Microsoft Office Trust Center Files from the Internet and from other potentially […]

Managing the Internet Explorer Security Zones

Internet Explorer includes 4 predefined security zones: Internet, Local Intranet, Trusted Sites &  Restricted Sites. There is also a 5th zone viz the My Computer zone (which contains files on your local computer). This however can be configured only from […]