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December 17, 2015

SmartScreen Filter will now protect you from drive-by attacks in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11

Microsoft has had a built-in security solution in Windows, since Windows 8 made its debut.

The feature we are talking about is SmartScreen Filter.

Originally designed and launched in the days of Internet Explorer 7, which debuted nearly ten years ago in 2006, the security feature was meant to protect users from dangerous downloads. When enabled, the option scans a downloaded file (usually executable files, .EXEs) for their online reputation.

Microsoft extended this protection to desktops in Windows 8. If it detects that no reputation is available, it may prevent the file from running on the PC.

The browser version of SmartScreen Filter does more, in that [...]

 
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August 3, 2015

Facebook releases a Security Checkup tool to enhance the safety of user accounts

Facebook is rolling out a new feature for its website, and thankfully it is not “yet another change to the News Feed”. [Insert silent hurrah here].

The new option is a tool called Security Checkup.

Firstly, it is not a replacement for the Facebook account’s settings.  The tool’s purpose is to enhance the safety of user accounts, and quite frankly it is a welcome move, in this day of digital attacks and vulnerabilities.

Facebook says that “Security Checkup” will appear on top of the news feed. The tool consists of three steps.

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Logout from apps – This step as the [...]

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