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Tech Tip: Have You Been Pwned?

Companies are being hacked and losing encrypted information every day, even if it only makes the news occasionally. Want to know if your information has been part of a breach? Haveibeenpwned.com is here to help. Enter your email into their

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Tech Tip: Personal Information on Search Sites

The amount of personal information that’s just a Google away is pretty scary. With just a name and area code, or a phone number, you can find out addresses, family members, and even criminal records on sites like Whitepages and

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Social Engineering

We often think of hackers hunched over a computer, typing out code furiously to hack into the mainframe. But what about hackers who don’t fit that stereotype? With just a little knowledge of human behavior, they can manipulate people into

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Tech Tip: The Scary Truth About Public Wifi

It’s a little burst of happiness when you find some public wifi at the airport or at the mall, especially if you’re running low on data. But this opportunity is often too good to be true.  One of the problems

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Tech Tip: Office 365 OneDrive

Most students are aware of the Microsoft Office package that’s available to students. But did you know that Office also has an online component, called Office 365? Think the constant backing up of your files that you get with Google

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Tech Tip: Turn Off Focused Inbox

One feature of the move to Office365 is automatic sorting of your mail into two tabs, labeled “Focused” and “Other.” Focused is based upon its algorithm’s judgment of the content of the email’s importance. This feature may cause important email

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OneDrive Sync Issues

Recently, a few users have reported that OneDrive is not syncing with their computer and the icon has disappeared from the tray.  To fix the disappeared icon, click the OneDrive folder in File Explorer. To force a sync, login to

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New Phishing Scam

ITS recently received information about a new phishing scam circulating, targeting students who have internships. This particular email is poorly executed, but the idea is clever and worth being aware of. The email reads: Hello Admin, 2018 CIEE Internship is

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Transfer Browser Bookmarks

It wasn’t too many years ago that most internet users could only access bookmarks on the one computer, where the bookmark was saved. If you wanted that bookmark you saved at school when you got to your own computer, you

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5 Things You Should Never Post on Social Media

Even in these internet security-savvy times, it can still be all too easy to post something on your social media that has unintended consequences. The internet is a very public place, and anything you post can be accessed by anyone,

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The Anatomy of a Phishing Email

How good are you at spotting phishing? Do you notice anything wrong with this email? See if you can spot all the signs of phishing. (Hint: if you click the photo, it will open in another tab for easier viewing.)

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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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Computer Tips and Tricks, Part III

In the third and final part of this series, we’ll address a few tricks for internet browsing and file management to increase efficiency. You’ll learn how to cycle through your browser tabs, quickly open a link in a new tab,

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Tech Tip: Stop Location and Notification Browser Popups

You know the ones. They pop up when you’re least expecting them, asking if you want to share your location with this website or allow that website to send you desktop notifications. The good news is that you can get

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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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