Stories Tagged as “security”

IU Secure: The faster, safer wireless connection

The next time you connect to Wi-Fi on campus, choose IU Secure as your network instead of “attwifi” for a faster, safer connection.

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What to do if your computer has a virus

If you notice a sudden change in your computer’s behavior and think it might have a virus, don’t panic. Not all such maladies are fatal, and you have several options.

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Beware fake Help Desk scams

Always be suspicious of any email that asks you to divulge personal or financial information, is urgent, or contains a link to a website that does not match the organization sending the email. Never give control of your computer to a third party unless you can confirm that the third party is legitimate.

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Upgrade to virtual servers, storage, and backups

IU offers departments access to the same high-performance and high-availability hardware used for important university apps and services.

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IU reports potential data exposure

IU notified the Indiana attorney general’s office yesterday of the potential exposure of personal data for some students and recent graduates.

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Keeping IU’s digital information safe

IU’s IT-28 policy is designed to reduce vulnerabilities and exposure as much as possible to protect IU’s digital information.

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Ask the inspector

Secunia Personal Software Inspector scans your computer for missing security patches and vulnerabilities.

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Safeguarding your computer from viruses and hackers

A few simple precautions can help protect your computer from the bad guys.

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More IT news and events for February 12, 2014

Check your printing allotment; See the Dell deals for February; Kinsey Reporter mobile app adds Valentine’s Day survey; IU researchers help develop state-of-the-art cybersecurity resource; EDUCAUSE Review: Speeding up on curves; Indiana GigaPOP to provide new 10 Gbps connection

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Securing your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

The Knowledge Base can show you how to lock up your information if you haven’t already.

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More IT news and events for January 29, 2014

Check out the “Talk Nerdy to Me” podcast; Report confirms NSA bulk collection is neither effective nor legal; Leaders in data preservation and access to visit IU Bloomington; NSF grant furthers IU artificial intelligence research to improve health care; IU Big Data course named in top 10 massive open online courses (MOOCs) for techies

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What to do when it rains ice and snows buckets

IU has an emergency website to keep you informed about campus closures, weather conditions, and other emergencies.

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It’s in the vault: Discover a safe way to keep track of your passphrases

With a passphrase vault, you create a single strong passphrase to protect the vault, and the vault program securely stores the rest of your passwords and passphrases for you to access whenever you need them.

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