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document What should I do if I suspect my Owens computer has a virus?
**Please remember that if you suspect your computer is infected, take action immediately! Postponing action for any reason could result in a large loss of data.*** 1. Immediately unplug your network cable from either the back of the computer or the wall. You can verify that the network cable...
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document Malware/Phishing Warnings
Owens Faculty/Staff, A recent surge in malware threats has occurred at Owens as well as some other area colleges. As you're likely aware from past messages from ITS, there are many forms of email threats. The most prevalent is still the embedded link. But, in the last two weeks, ITS has become...
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document Examples of Phishing/Virus emails
This notice is being sent because a large number of Owens employee mailboxes have been the target of a new phishing attempt. If you are not expecting an email and/or don't recognize the sender please do not open it or any attachment. Please delete the email immediately. If you have opened the...
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document How can I prevent email-based Malware and viruses attacks?
Owens IT has multiple systems in place to mitigate the risk of infection from Malware and virus threats; however, information security awareness will further reduce the risk of data loss and infection due to such email attacks. This guide contains tips on what to look for and examples of recent...
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document What can I do to help keep Confidential Information Secure?
rating 15 Nov, 2013 Views: 1502
document What is Phishing?
According to Securelist.com, "phishing is a type of Internet fraud that seeks to acquire a user’s credentials by deception. It includes theft of passwords, credit card numbers, bank account details and other confidential information." (https://www.securelist.com/en/threats/spam?chapter=85) ...
rating 08 Jun, 2016 Views: 2068
document What is Privacy Mode and why would I need it?
Private Browsing allows you to browse the Internet without saving any information about which sites and pages you’ve visited. Warning: Private Browsing doesn't make you anonymous on the Internet. Your Internet service provider, employer, or the sites themselves can still track what...
rating 03 Feb, 2014 Views: 1644
document What does HTTPS mean?
HTTPS (HTTP over SSL or HTTP Secure) is the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) as a sublayer under regular HTTP application layering. HTTPS encrypts and decrypts user page requests as well as the pages that are returned by the Web server. The use of HTTPS protects...
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document What is the Responsible computing policy?
Responsible Computing Policy Owens Community College ("College") provides access to distributed and local networked resources as a service to the campus community. It is the intent of the College that all technology resources will be used in accordance with any and all local, state and...
rating 19 Nov, 2013 Views: 1767
document What does SSL mean?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral. SSL is an industry standard and is used by millions of...
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