Author Archives: Susan Bradley

Susan Bradley

About Susan Bradley

Susan Bradley is a Small Business Server and Security MVP, a title awarded by Microsoft to independent experts who do not work for the company. She's also a partner in a California CPA firm.

Microsoft employees hacked

This news item was posted by the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing group on TechNet:

“Recent phishing attack targets select Microsoft employees”

Excuse me! You guys are running Outlook junk mail filters, cloud-based Exchange hygiene of whatever vintage, and you have smart end users — and you still got nailed?

“Recently, a select number of Microsoft employees’ social media and email accounts were subjected to targeted phishing attacks.”

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A few security lessons from the Target breach

The Target breach points out some facts of life on the Web: We’re all targets (pun intended) of cyber thieves. Fortunately, there are steps we can take to protect ourselves. Here’s how to protect yourself from the next big breach.

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Securing XP PCs after Microsoft drops support

All good things must come to an end; in less than four months, Microsoft will officially end support for Windows XP. Here are the steps I’ll take to ensure that my remaining XP machines are as secure as they can be.

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Moving up to Windows 8.1 without an MS account

Microsoft makes it difficult — but not impossible — to run Windows 8.1 without a Microsoft account. There are ways around Redmond’s demands, but only if you know the right path. Plus, solving other problems with the Win8.1 upgrade.

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