Do and don’ts for p@$$w0rd$

From the Microsoft Malware Protection Center Blog: Almost a year ago, we started a project designed to monitor incoming attacks against a normal user on a day-to-day basis. We presented you with details about the geographical area from where the attacks originated and what services were targeted, and we gave you just a hint about…

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Identity Roadmap Presentation at PDC09

Kim Cameron, the Chief Architect of Identity in the Identity and Security Division at Microsoft writes on his Identity Blog:   Earlier this week I presented the Identity Keynote at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in LA.  The slide deck is here, and the video is here. After announcing the release of the Windows Identity Foundation (WIF)…

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Microsoft Bing Confims Commitment to Comprehensive Results

From Adam Sohn on the Bing Blog:   There’s been some buzz today based on a post by Nicholas D. Kristof at the New York Times suggesting that Bing filters results for searches conducted outside of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) using Simplified Chinese characters for their query. As Mr. Kristof reported over the…

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The Week in Privacy – November 13 , 2009

Social Networking Site Tagged Pays $500,000 to Settle Privacy Violations New York had accused Tagged.com of sending more than 60 million emails stating that friends had sent some photos, which in fact did not exist, and that recipients were told to sign up for Tagged.com to access them. The company would then use these contacts…

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Phishing – what is is, and how it relates to your webmail credentials

The Windows Live team blogs writes: Thanks to coordinated efforts across the tech industry, and partnerships between industry players who are a part of the Anti-Phishing working group, over the years most web services, users and other applications have become smarter at spotting tricks like link manipulation, phone phishing, and forged websites. Cybercriminals have adapted…

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Privacy in the Cloud Computing Era: A Microsoft Perspective

Brendon Lynch here.  Today we released a new position paper, Privacy in the Cloud Computing Era: A Microsoft Perspective.     This new paper discusses how Microsoft is approaching privacy as it relates to cloud computing.   We wrote this paper based on our experience over the past decade examining and addressing privacy challenges in the…

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Peter Cullen on Privacy Accountability

Peter Cullen here.  The concept of “accountability” has certainly become a recent catch-cry in the wake of the global economic crisis but it has long been an established principle of privacy and data protection. In fact, the concept was first established in data protection by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) back in…

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