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Staying safe on public Wi-Fi
Public Wi-Fi networks pose security risks that are avoidable with these safety tips.
Staying safe from web browser scams
Windows Defender engineer Erik Wahlstrom has seen web browser scams. Here, Erik shows how to spot a scam and how to best use Windows and Microsoft Edge for online safety.
Helpful ways to protect your Microsoft account
I have seen more times than not, users reaching out about their accounts being hacked. Just a few tips for everyone who stumbles upon this post. > It is advised you change your password atleast once every three months. > Activate two-step authentication to ensure you receive a 6-digit code to a trusted e-mail or cellular device each time you attempt to login. > Never share your account details with anyone and remember, Microsoft employees will never ask for your account password. > Do not click on any suspicious URL's and always ensure you are on microsoft.com or windows.com before typing in any login credentials. This will prevent information phishing. > Never use the same password for more than two accounts. This prevents hackers from accessing other accounts on other websites. If at anytime you believe someone may have access or has had access to your account, change your password immediately. It is also advised that you change the e-mail address associated with your account. Should there ever be a need for further assistance, you are always welcomed to contact Microsoft customer care.
fix my cookie problem I broke when I cleared my histories.
I recently cleared my browsing history. I am told this is the reason I am now having a problem signing into my websites which already have a user id and password but now do not recognize the computer I am using even though its the same one, and I have to verify my identity by receiving a code via text or email. EVERY TIME!!!
Windows Find My Device with a different account
I have an important question about Windows Find My Device. My laptop got stolen and I was able to see the location where it is but wanted to know if that means the culprit was able to login to my account or not? The laptop was protected with a strong password so I'm very curious how they got in. The question is: if I was able to locate them, does that mean they logged in into my account? Or it could be that they wiped the computer and used a different account to get in. It's very important for me to know this information. Another question: The computer is still attached to my Microsoft account, is there harm to keep that? Or should I delete it from my account. I'm trying to see if I can locate them again.
Windows 101: How to manage and organize favorites in Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge makes managing and organizing your favorite websites simple. See how you can save your favorites and organize them into folders for fast and easy access.
Meet Victor and Kyle: Building safer Edge use
Windows engineers Victor Ngo and Kyle Pflug help make the Windows Edge browsing experience more safe and private. Here's how, and a look at what they bring to their work.
Staying safe from caller ID spoofing
Don't fall for scam phone calls that "spoof" caller ID. Erik Wahlstrom explains what to do if you get a suspicious call.
Beat the crowds: Windows 10 allows multiple user accounts
Computer feeling cramped? Setting up multiple user accounts in Windows 10 makes room for everyone.
Data encryption for files, folders, and Office docs in Windows 10
You’ve decided to take the next step in making sure your data stays secure. Discover how to use data encryption to protect files, folders, and Office documents in Windows 10.
Passwords is highlighted with the black box. when you select passwords, you will be able to view all of the passwords saved to that profile. Saved passwords on your account. Alternatively, you can visit your passwords using this link: edge://settings/passwords . Viewing and/or deleting stored passwords
One of the most important ways to ensure that your online interactions are safe and secure is to protect your passwords. The good news is that protecting your passwords is in your control—you just need to create strong passwords and then keep them secret. Follow this advice to help keep your passwords out of the wrong hands.
Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete, and then select Change a password. Type your old password followed by a new password as indicated, and then type the new password again to confirm it. If you are logged on as an administrator, you can create and change passwords for all user accounts on the computer. If you use an administrator account to change a ...
The store is secured by a "master password", which you have to specify on first use. All passwords are saved encrypted. Not only passwords can be stored: Include your username, an url to the login page or additional notes. Sneaky friends? Passwords are entered with a common password box and shown only if you click an additional button.
Password saving is on by default in Internet Explorer, but here's how to turn on or off password saving: In Internet Explorer, select the Tools button , and then select Internet options. On the Content tab, under AutoComplete, select Settings. Select the User names and passwords on forms check box, and then select OK.