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What’s Your Backup Plan?

Personal devices make it much easier to work on the go, but they’re easier to steal or misplace. Keeping your devices secure is crucial in this age of identity theft. Here are a few ways to make your device easier

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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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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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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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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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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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Tech Tip: Out of Office Messages

Leaving your office for winter break requires some planning. It may not be quite as long as summer break, but you still may need to set your Out of Office Replies or change your Voicemail. Out of Office Email Response

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Phishing for Links

Recently, E-town was the target of a major phishing scam. Many users failed to recognize the misleading link in the email. Links in emails can present problems in two major ways: they can be infected with malware that can damage

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Security for Your Mobile Device

Mobile devices are one of the most common ways to communicate and interact now. We can do nearly anything right from our smartphones such as banking, shopping, viewing medical data or history, and even working remotely. That information is good

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Tech Tip: Email Signatures in OWA

Some students, faculty, and staff choose to have email signatures. These signatures often include their names, department or major, and contact information or other affiliations. To add an email signature to your account, login to mail.etown.edu. The click the gear

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Tech Tip: Accessing Group/Club E-mail Accounts

With the new OWA (Outlook Web App) update, you might be wondering how to access the club email accounts. First, login to your email with OWA. Click the avatar image in the top right corner and choose “Open another mailbox…”

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Phishing Scams are Getting Smarter

It used to be easy to spot a Phishing Scam. An African Prince asking for money to buy his dog an education or some yak. Now, phishing scams are getting smarter. They’re getting clever. Take a look at the email

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Tech Tip: Change Your Network Password in OWA

Over the summer, ITS upgraded Outlook Web App (mail.etown.edu). The update moved where you will find the option to change your network password. To save you some time and stress, we’re going to let you know where to go. From

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