Monthly Archives: February 2017

Phishing Scams are Getting Even Smarter

It used to be easy to spot a phishing scam. Now, phishing scams are getting smarter and clever. We’ve spent all month talking about phishing scams. Now take the test. Take a look at the email below. At first glance,

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Never Reveal Your Password

  ITS will never ask for your password, especially not in an email. If you ever receive an email asking you to “confirm your account” for any reason, it is a scam. That is a classic phishing scam. They trick

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Tech Tip: Classroom and Event Space Technology

Have you ever been confused about how to use the podium in a classroom? Or have you had trouble figuring out the TV in your dorm lounge? Well, the good news is that there are in-depth instructions on using these

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Gmail Phishing Scam

Recently, Gmail has been the target of phishing scams. A user will receive an email from a fake address, but the name will be familiar. You might think it is your mom because it has her picture, but the address

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Hover, Don’t Click

You just got an email. It looks relatively harmless, but something is nagging you. You weren’t expecting an email from your old boss, and not one like this. You remember what E-town has been telling you about phishing scams. You

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Tech Tip: Office 365 and OneDrive

Do you have a group project this semester? Well, an easy way for the whole to group edit a single document is to use Office 365. Login to your individual OneDrive using your E-town credentials, and share the document with your

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Phishing Scams on Social Media, Text, and the Phone

Personal information threats don’t just come through email anymore. We’ve seen attempts coming through social media scams, text messages (smishing), and phone calls (vishing). These malicious frauds attempt to gain access to your account usernames and passwords, bank account information,

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Chrome Apps Faculty Will Love

If one of your New Year’s Resolutions was to be more organized, get more work done, and finally finish your research or book, then these Chrome Extensions might be perfect for you and your students. Distraction-free viewing Mercury Reader (formerly

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Xfinity on Campus!

It’s here. It’s finally here! Xfinity on Campus is officially a reality! Why are we so excited? Our contract with Comcast includes a subscription to Xfinity on Campus for Residential Students. This means that students have free access to Xfinity

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Zoom Web Conferencing

All campus staff and faculty now have access to Zoom Web Conferencing.  Zoom is replacing WebEx as our web conferencing solution. What is Zoom and what can you do with it?  Connect with anyone with an internet connection from PC,

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2017 New Year, New You!

Seven tech things to think about in 2017. Update your computer. Not only is the new year a time for changes in your life, it’s a time for changes in your technology. It’s a fantastic time to update your computer.

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Chrome Extensions You’ll Love – Happy Valentine’s Day!

If one of your New Year’s Resolutions was to be a better student, procrastinate less, or be more organized then these Chrome Extensions are for you. Distraction-free viewing Mercury Reader (formerly Readability) allows you to focus more on the task

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Tech Tip: Device Issues? Turn it off and back on again. Really.

When your computer acts up or apps stop responding or your Wi-Fi won’t connect, don’t panic.  The easiest thing to try and fix any technology device issue is to turn the device off and then back on again. No, really.

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