Microsoft’s Family Groups allow you to connect multiple devices in a single group to set limits on screen time, apply filters and locate devices. Log into your Microsoft account. Then select the Family tab and follow the prompts on the screen.
Protecting your most valuable accounts with frequent password updates can help reduce the risk of unauthorized access. Log into your Microsoft account online. From the Security page, select the “Change password” option. Once you do, check the box that says, “Make me change my password every 72 days.”
Enabling multifactor authentication is a powerful way to help secure your digital identity, and your Microsoft account could grant unauthorized users access to a lot of personal data if they manage to compromise your password. To turn on two-factor authentication, log in to your Microsoft account online. Select the Security tab, then “More security options.” […]
Given that it’s possible to use SIM swap scams to get around traditional two-factor authentication, which typically relies on one-time passcodes sent over SMS, downloading an authenticator app can provide some additional security for select accounts. Google and Microsoft have apps that are widely used.
As businesses shifted to accommodate the needs of their newly remote workforces following the COVID-19 pandemic, scammers took note. In order to exploit the uncertainty surrounding the rapid deployment of new software and security solutions, they engaged in deceptive phishing attacks. Targeting Office 365 credentials TechRadar reported on one such attack that encouraged recipients to […]
Use caution when downloading documents and templates attached to emails. They might contain macros-related viruses, which are designed to infect files like Microsoft Word documents. Once you download and open the attachment, the infection will spread, embedding itself in other documents on your computer.
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