Tag Archives: Microsoft

Microsoft Support Scam Still Going

18 months ago I wrote about a scam where callers purporting to be from Microsoft Support were ripping off Australians. The scam involved the scammer telling the victim to go into their system directory and delete a file. In doing … Continue reading

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Home Alone – Monitoring Teen Screen Time in School Holidays – Parental Control

It’s School Holidays! You’re at work. The teens are at home. Is it possible that while the cat’s away the mice will play? If there are no boundaries even the best of us will wiggle our toes outside the limits. … Continue reading

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Microsoft – How to help your kids use social websites more safely

Microsoft have produced some great guidelines for parents on cyber safety at their Safety and Security Centre. “These days, many kids draw little distinction between real life and online life. They may use social websites designed for children such as … Continue reading

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Make sure you update your computer

On the second Tuesday of every month Microsoft release security updates and patches for their Windows software. This has now commonly become known as Super Patch Tuesday. Usually these updates fix various security issues or bugs in Windows that have … Continue reading

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How to use Parental Controls in Windows

Microsoft have released some guidelines on using the Parental Controls in Windows 7 and the Windows Live Family Safety software. Interestingly they have gone down a similar path as Google (as mentioned in a previous post) of using employees who … Continue reading

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