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Congratulations! You’ve won $800,000!!

Well, maybe not. But that’s just one of the many ploys that scammers send in their relentless efforts to part people from their money or sensitive personal information like passwords and account numbers. Microsoft is asking people to take a survey of their experience with online fraud—what kinds of scams they’ve encountered (including those on...

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Heartbleed: What you need to know

On April 8, 2014, security researchers announced a flaw in the software that is used to protect your information on the web. The vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” could potentially allow a cyberattacker to access personal information. After a thorough investigation, Microsoft determined that Microsoft Account, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Yammer, and Skype, along with most...

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5 safety tips for online dating

If you’re going to be connecting online this Valentine’s Day (or ever), follow these safety and privacy tips. Avoid catfishing. This is a type of social engineering designed to entice you into a relationship in order to steal your personal information, your money, or both. Always remember that people on the other end of online...

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