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Tech Tip: Stop Programs Running at Startup

One reason that your computer may be running slowly may be too many programs set to run at startup. Here’s how to disable those programs to clean and speed up your computer.  On Windows, right-click the windows icon and select

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Tech Tip: Have You Been Pwned?

Companies are being hacked and losing encrypted information every day, even if it only makes the news occasionally. Want to know if your information has been part of a breach? Haveibeenpwned.com is here to help. Enter your email into their

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Keep Your Home Secured

We lock our doors and have alarm systems to prevent break-ins in our homes. So why don’t we extend the same precautions for our online safety? In this interconnected world, someone gaining access to your home wifi could be catastrophic.

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Tech Tip: Personal Information on Search Sites

The amount of personal information that’s just a Google away is pretty scary. With just a name and area code, or a phone number, you can find out addresses, family members, and even criminal records on sites like Whitepages and

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Social Engineering

We often think of hackers hunched over a computer, typing out code furiously to hack into the mainframe. But what about hackers who don’t fit that stereotype? With just a little knowledge of human behavior, they can manipulate people into

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Tech Tip: The Scary Truth About Public Wifi

It’s a little burst of happiness when you find some public wifi at the airport or at the mall, especially if you’re running low on data. But this opportunity is often too good to be true.  One of the problems

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Don’t Feed the Phish

Phishing – a word that strikes fear in the heart of anyone concerned with cybersecurity. Which should be everyone. Once mainly an email-based attack, phishing has developed into smishing (phishing via text) and vishing (phishing via phone call). What are

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Tech Tip: “But I Don’t Have Anything Worth Stealing!”

“But I don’t have anything worth stealing!” You’ve probably thought this to yourself before, reading ITS’ dire warnings about how to stay protected. You’re pretty unimportant in the grand scheme of things as far as hackers are concerned, right? There

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Tech Tip: Faxing Changes

Over the summer, the process of sending a fax changed slightly. When sending a fax, you must now type +1, then the destination number followed by @fax.tc.  Example: send a fax to +17173613333@fax.tc where 717 is the area code, and

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ITS Hours Fall 2018

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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Hoover Renovations

Upon returning to campus, you might realize that Hoover looks a little bit different. Classrooms have been renovated with new control panels on the podiums and some other fun features to enhance learning.   107, 108, 112, and 114 have been

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Tech Tip: Turn Off Focused Inbox

One feature of the move to Office365 is automatic sorting of your mail into two tabs, labeled “Focused” and “Other.” Focused is based upon its algorithm’s judgment of the content of the email’s importance. This feature may cause important email

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YouTube Automatic Captions

One easy way to add accessibility to your educational work is to add captions to videos. This might seem tedious, but it’s easy and quick with YouTube’s automatic captioning system. Many videos uploaded to the platform will automatically post these

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OneDrive Sync Issues

Recently, a few users have reported that OneDrive is not syncing with their computer and the icon has disappeared from the tray.  To fix the disappeared icon, click the OneDrive folder in File Explorer. To force a sync, login to

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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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