Security Updates for August 12, 2014
- Learn how to get security updates automatically
- Get updates from Microsoft Update
- Watch a video about the updates
What kinds of warnings from Windows Security Center are real, and what should I do about them?
Windows Security Center is part of Windows XP and Windows Vista. However, there are also several different types of malware that look like Security Center or have the same name. If you have this malware on your computer, it might lure you into a fraudulent transaction, steal your personal information, or slow down your computer.
Find out if your Windows Security Center is real or rogue
Trouble installing updates? Might be a case of bad timing
This week we released security updates for the Windows operating system. Learn why you might see an error that your updates were not installed.
Microsoft takes on world’s worst cybercriminals
Get the real story behind recent legal action that Microsoft took against a group of cybercriminals suspected of spreading malicious software to millions of unsuspecting computer users.
How to sign into devices that don’t accept security codes
Two-step verification makes it more difficult for a hacker to access your account, even when they have your password. Find out what to do if your device doesn’t prompt you to enter a code when you sign in.
What you need to know about privacy and security in OneDrive
Learn how to create a strong password for your Microsoft account and other ways to help protect your photos, music, documents, and other files in the cloud.