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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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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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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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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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Chrome Extensions to Amplify Productivity

There never seems to be a quiet moment as a student. The craziness of the first few weeks transitions into a steadily increasing workload of tests to study for and papers to write. Before you know it, it’s finals week.

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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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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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Keep Your Private Information Private

You leave digital footprints wherever you go on the internet. It’s important to ensure that these footprints contain only what you intend to share. Protect yourself from both embarrassment and identity theft with these tips.   Have a variety of

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Spring Cleaning Your Devices

Spring is a time of renewal. Flowers are blooming, and you drag everything out of the Tupperware cabinet and re-organize. While you’re at it, you should spring clean your devices too. From wiping the dust from under the case to

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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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