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Should You Reboot Your Router?

The FBI recently suggested that internet users reboot their routers. This, they said, was because “foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices worldwide.” This is a pretty scary thought. Indeed,

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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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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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Spring Cleaning: Be Green, Not Blue!

If you’re in the process of spring cleaning, you might have found some old devices that you don’t need anymore. Donating these is a great way to help the environment and declutter your home, but it’s essential that the device

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Tech Tip: Sharing Accounts with Students

For faculty and staff with student workers who need to access files and send emails on their behalf, just telling the student their login credentials may seem like the simplest option. Unfortunately, this gives the student worker access to all

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Refuse the Phishing Bait

Cybercriminals are getting better at manipulating people, and we need to keep up with them. Approximately ninety-five percent of security mishaps are in some part due to human error. Learn the signs of phishing and stay on the lookout for

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Is Facebook Spying on You?

Have you ever noticed that Facebook’s ads seem suspiciously similar to whatever you last looked at on Amazon? Or Googled? Many people are aware that Facebook gathers data from other websites that you visit so they can target your ads

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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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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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IRS Scams: Happy Tax Season!

It’s coming. That dreaded day is coming. Tax Day. But not everyone loathes tax season. For some scammers, it’s payday. Thousands of people have lost personal information and countless amounts of money to tax scams. Here are a few common

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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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What’s Up With Those Robocalls from My Area Code?

Not only are robocalls irritating, but their ultimate goal is to scam people out of money. And if you’ve noticed a recent increase from robocalls that seem to be coming from your area code and even your town, you’re not

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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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