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Don’t Be a Wi-Fi Monster

What Does It Mean to be a Wi-Fi Monster? Wi-Fi networks are sensitive. Certain items can interfere with the signal and cause poor connectivity all over campus. To ensure strong Wi-Fi, we must all be on the lookout for Wi-Fi

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Lock Down Your Login

ITS doesn’t keep drilling the importance of strong passwords for nothing. In our increasingly online world, we can’t afford to have weak passwords that open us up to attack and identity theft. A strong password is an essential part of

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Tech Tip: Rogue Devices

Some personal devices emit a problematic Wi-Fi signal. These devices interfere with E-Town’s Wi-Fi signal and slow down the connection of nearby phones and computers. Please be sure to turn off wireless on: Wireless printers Cellphone or personal hot spots

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New Year, New You 2018

As few as 25 years ago, communication was mostly limited to face-to-face interactions or word of mouth. With the tech age we live in now, communication has changed, and so too have conventions and manners. Below are 10 tech faux

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Tech Tip: It’s Time to Change Your Password

Welcome back to campus! It’s that time of year again. Classes are starting and passwords need to be changed! It is best to change your password occasionally to maintain security for your account. When you change your password, it must

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Safe Social Media

Social media is an ingrained part of daily life for a vast number of people. But how safe is this place where you’re spending all your time? Maybe not as safe as you think. Who’s watching you online? Your friends,

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Tech Tip: Turning Off Wireless

Does your wifi connection seem slow? Are you having trouble connecting to E-town’s wireless network? Look around for unfamiliar wifi signals in your area. These signals may belong to a device that broadcasts its own wifi signal, which interferes with

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Think You’ve Been Hacked?

How do you know if you’ve been hacked? Maybe your friend tells you that they’ve received a spam-like email from your account. Maybe you start to notice unusually large amounts of pop-ups, redirecting webpages, or plugins that you don’t remember

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Tech Tip: Printing Sensitive Information Securely

Sometimes, faculty members find themselves with sensitive information, like tests, that they don’t just want to send to a printer and pick up later. Fortunately, ITS has a simple solution for easy printing without worrying that unwanted eyes will see

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Tech Tip: Turnitin LTI Inbox Updates

Turnitin recently reorganized its LTI inbox to fit a smoother aesthetic that’s more intuitive. This inbox features a new icon to indicate if a student has viewed their feedback, a counter that lets you know how many assignments you’re downloading,

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Step Up to Stronger Passwords

You’re in the vast unknown of the internet. You’re surrounded by countless other people. Most are going about their business innocently, like you. But some are creeping through the crowd, looking for a vulnerable person to hack. The only things

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ITS Hours

The Help Desk is your Information and Technology Services (ITS) physical location. We have students and staff members available to help you solve or navigate problems you may be having with your electronic devices. ITS also offers phone support (x3333)

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717 and 223 Area Code Overlay Information

The Public Utility Commission is adding a new 223 area code in Pennsylvania, and it will cover the same geographical area as the 717 area code. Now, all calls dialed within the 717 and 223 area codes will require dialing

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VPN Over the Summer

VPN or Virtual Private Network allows a user to access network resources while off campus (including private and public folders) and software while off campus. The VPN system sends all traffic from your remote computer to the college’s network through an encrypted

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ITS Information for Grads

When you graduate a lot in your life changes. Everything can be very overwhelming. What happens to your network folders? What happens to your email? How do you forward emails? What do you do with Symantec now that you’re graduating?

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