Cyber Security

  1. Security from Hackers and General Security
    1. 5-Minute Security Advisor - Essential Security Tools for Home Office Users
      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722657.aspx

    2. Creating stronger passwords
      http://www.microsoft.com/protect/yourself/password/create.mspx

    3. Improve your family's Web security in 4 steps
      http://www.microsoft.com/protect/family/guidelines/basics.mspx

    4. Protecting Your Home Network
      http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/security/default.mspx

    5. School is in: 7 computer security tips for students
      http://www.microsoft.com/protect/family/guidelines/students.mspx

    6. Security at Home
      http://www.microsoft.com/protect/default.mspx

    7. Windows XP Security and Privacy
      http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/security/features.mspx

  2. Viruses
    1. How do I help protect my computer against viruses?
      http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/viruses/prevent.mspx

    2. Viruses and Worms
      http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/viruses/default.mspx

    3. What is a Computer Virus?
      http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/basics/virus.mspx

  3. Spam
    1. Give with care: Tips for avoiding online donation scams
      http://www.microsoft.com/protect/yourself/finances/donating.mspx

    2. Spam Basics Quiz
      http://www.microsoft.com/canada/athome/security/quiz/spambasics1.mspx

    3. Spam dos and don'ts: What to do with spam
      http://www.microsoft.com/protect/yourself/email/spam.mspx

  4. Phishing
    1. Help prevent identity theft from phishing scams: How can I tell if an e-mail message is fraudulent?
      http://www.microsoft.com/protect/yourself/phishing/identify.mspx

  5. Spyware
    1. Quiz: Spyware Basics 1
      http://www.microsoft.com/canada/athome/security/quiz/spywarebasics1.mspx

    2. What you can do about spyware and other unwanted software
      http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/basics/spyware.mspx

    3. What you can do about spyware and other unwanted software: How to get rid of spyware
      http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/spyware/remove.mspx

    4. What you can do about spyware and other unwanted software: Signs of spyware
      http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/spyware/indicators.mspx

  6. Instant Messaging
    1. Instant messaging safety and privacy tips
      http://www.microsoft.com/protect/yourself/email/imsafety.mspx

  7. Backup
    1. Windows XP Backup Made Easy
      http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/bott_03july14.mspx

  8. University Sites
    1. Stanford University - Secure Computing: Best Practices for Windows XP
      http://www.stanford.edu/services/securecomputing/xp.html

    2. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee - Security
      https://www4.uwm.edu/uits/security/index.cfm

  9. US Government Sites
    1. Federal Trade Commission - You've Got Spam: How to "Can" Unwanted Email
      http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/online/inbox.shtm

    2. Federal Trade Commission Consumer Complaint Form
      https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/

    3. Fermilab Computer Security
      http://security.fnal.gov/

    4. NIST Computer Security Division
      http://csrc.nist.gov/

    5. NSA Information Assurance
      http://www.nsa.gov/ia/index.cfm

    6. US CERT
      http://www.us-cert.gov/

    7. US Department Of Energy, Office of CIO, Office of Cyber Security
      http://ciac.llnl.gov/ciac/index.html

  10. Other Noteworthy Sites
    1. Ad-Aware
      http://www.lavasoft.com/?domain=lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

    2. Beck, Robert J. (2005) "Seven Computer Security Tips for Educators" Presentation
      http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/CIE/Resources/wired/7%20Computer%20Security%20Tips%20for%20Educators.ppt

    3. Frontline "Cyber War!"
      http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/cyberwar/

    4. Labmice - Windows Security Checklist
      http://labmice.techtarget.com/articles/winxpsecuritychecklist.htm

    5. Mozilla Firefox Browser
      http://www.mozilla.org/

    6. Nero
      http://ww2.nero.com/enu/index.html

    7. Network Abuse Clearinghouse
      http://www.abuse.net/

    8. Norton Ghost 9
      http://www.symantec.com/norton/products/overview.jsp?pcid=sp&pvid=pm80

    9. Spybot S&D
      http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html