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Tips for Avoiding Microsoft Tech Support Scams

Tips for Avoiding Microsoft Tech Support Scams

While tech support scams can seem legitimate, they can rob you blind if you don’t know the red flags to look for. With the latest waves of cyber attacks taking place across the world, it is important to note that Microsoft tech support scams are much more common and can rob you of your identity, money, and personal information if you don’t know what to look for. Unlike the recent WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks happening worldwide, these tech support scams are less obvious that they are scams for people unfamiliar with how real tech support works for Microsoft and...

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Windows 10 Creators Update Will Stop Ransomware

Windows 10 Creators Update Will Stop Ransomware

Microsoft announces that protection from ransomware like the recent “WannaCrypt” attacks will be part of the long-awaited Windows 10 Creators Update. In a recent article from Microsoft, the subject of combating ransomware like the recent attacks around the world takes center stage as a premier addition to the Windows 10 Creators Update. Microsoft seems to be doubling down on its own antivirus software as well as hardware solutions to deal with the debilitating attacks like WannaCrypt. The Windows strategy of dealing with these attacks include: Utilizing hardware-based security (built into Windows 10) and use mitigations to increase risk to attackers...

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