If you prefer short demonstrations, as opposed to written instructions, the UITS IT Help podcasts are for you. The latest Quickcast (how-to podcast lasting a few minutes) deals with a frequently-asked question: If I use instant messaging software, how can I keep my account secure?
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a nationwide campaign to educate you about cyber threats and how to avoid them. Mark the occasion by setting aside some time to boost your online defenses.
As part of your preparations for the start of the school year, take a few steps to keep your computer safe.
Using phone, email, and text messaging features, the IU-Notify emergency communications system is capable of quickly reaching people on all eight campuses. IU implemented the system in the wake of recent tragedies at other universities.
Do you worry about how best to protect yourself from online threats? IU’s IT experts have assembled a resource library of security tips, tricks, and recommendations.
Nate Johnson, a security engineer with the University Information Security Office at IU, recently discovered a security risk that meant hackers might be able to exploit a network printer’s Internet connection.
Security engineers in the University Information Security Office (UISO) at Indiana University were at a loss when a client described a network-connected multifunctional printer that was acting strangely – even printing spam email messages onto paper.
While investigating the printer problem, IU Lead Security Engineer Nate Johnson took a chance and tested the printer for vulnerability to an FTP Bounce Attack, a method used by malicious computer hackers to relay a network scan through another device, essentially covering their tracks online.
Johnsonâ€™s hunch paid off, and with the maneuver he discovered a security risk in a widely used family of Canon printers.
Spammers send out millions of phishing emails trying to trick people into divulging passwords and personal information. If an email causes you to worry about your IT accounts, or to doubt whether IU is the actual sender, contact the Support Center.
For safe and responsible computing, start by taking a couple of simple steps: never share your passphrase, and be sure to change or update it regularly.
Spammers send out millions of phishing emails trying to trick people into divulging passwords, personal information, account numbers, and more.
To help distinguish between spam and official IU communications, keep in mind that UITS will never ask for your passphrase — in person, over the phone or chat, or via email.
If an email causes you to worry about your IT accounts, or to doubt whether IU is the actual sender, contact the Support Center as soon as possible.
Students, faculty, and staff: Please update your contact information in OneStart, so IU can reach you in the event of an emergency.
When you log on to social networking sites, be sure to guard your personal information. These 12 self-defense moves will help.
Here are ten guidelines to help you make the best use of IU’s technology resources.