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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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Tech Tip: Printing Sensitive Information Securely

Sometimes, faculty members find themselves with sensitive information, like tests, that they don’t just want to send to a printer and pick up later. Fortunately, ITS has a simple solution for easy printing without worrying that unwanted eyes will see

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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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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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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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