Watch out for fake security alerts

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    Watch out for fake security alerts
    If you're browsing the web and you see a security warning, beware. As we've reported in this newsletter,
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/antivirus-rogue.aspx

    fake security warnings advertising rogue security software (also known as "scareware") are on the rise. Find out more about the risks of rogue security software and see an example of a fake alert. Then watch a video about this growing problem and what Microsoft is doing about it.
    http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/us/details/6f00edc1-eb3b-47e8-b975-d232bc7086c1

    If you want to dig deeper, read the recently released Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 10 with research on security threats for the second half of 2010.

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/security...ce-report-v10-a-deeper-look-at-scareware.aspx
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