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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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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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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: 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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Updating Passwords

Changing your password regularly is good practice to protect your accounts and keep your information secure. In order to keep our network safe, we require E-town Network users to change their password every 120 days. Don’t worry, Outlook and the

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Help Desk 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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Keep Your Devices Safe

You’re in the library getting some reading or research done. Your stomach has been rumbling for the last twenty minutes. You just want to run to the Jays and grab some chicken tenders before heading back to the library again.

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Tech Tip: Password Safe App

Changing your password regularly is very important. Using different, long, and complex passwords is a major plus for added security. How do you keep track of all of those passwords though? Writing them down seems like a good idea, but

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Safe and Productive Browsing

Browsing the web can be just as dangerous, or just as safe, as walking down the sidewalk. Just as you trust well lit sidewalks on streets with a reputation for being reliable, you should look for websites you can trust

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Tech Tip: Spring Cleaning

“The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Better Business Bureau (BBB) are encouraging consumers to put cybersecurity top of mind by urging them to make digital devices an additional target of their spring cleaning activities. NCSA and BBB encourage everyone

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