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Protect Your Data: Encrypt Your DeviceThere are a lot of ways to protect your data. For those who choose to store files on their local hard drive, a strong password is the first line of defense against threats. That helps prevent people...
Assessing Your RisksRisk isn't something that we like to think about, but of course we face it daily. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has put together an article on Risk Assessment guiding questions to ask yourself.
Analyzing Your RiskData breaches, where personal information, credit data, or health information is disclosed, are all too common. The results of these breaches  could include fines, legal costs, bad publicity, and...
Data header Where is Your Data?There used to be one option for storing your data. Your local hard drive. External hard drives hadn't been developed yet, and the cloud hadn't even been considered. Now, people have to decide...
Do You Know Your Data?Think about the amount of data you have. Financial information, medical records, photos, music, movies, academic work...those are all basic, but what about the other data do you have that you...
How Secure Are Your Passwords500 million. 68 million. 32 million. That’s how many accounts have been hacked at Yahoo, Dropbox, and Twitter, respectively, in the past couple years...and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Fraud,...
Protecting Yourself On Public Wi-FiYou’re sitting at a table, desperately wanting to check facebook or email, but don’t have a cellular signal. You log in to the free Wi-Fi and type your passwords in. And that's when it happens:...
Phishing Header Image Don't Get Phished. Be Cyber SecurePhishing is one of the most common threats to Illinois. Numerous times a year cyber criminals attempt to gain secure information by trying to trick readers into providing private information such as...
cybercrime Students Stop Hackers While Earning Course Credit The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a hub of research activity that generates tons of research data. For the last six years, for instance, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has...
Phishing attack August 23 phishing attack   Background On August 23, a multi-staged phishing email attack hit the University of Illinois. The first wave of emails included a subject line that read "Payment has been made." People who opened...
New students and family during a new student information meeting. Resource Guide for New and Returning Students Here are the top 6 things you should know about technology at the University of Illinois to help you get ready for the new school year. 1. Know where to get free tech support Contact the ...
A montage of buildings that are participating in Tech Points 2017 Tech Points 2017To kick off the 2017-2018 school year, Technology Services has partnered with a number of IT departments across campus to offer seven different places on campus where you can get IT assistance during...
Instructor teaches large class 2017 Survey of Instructors in Tech Enhanced ClassroomsAt the end of every academic year, Technology Services surveys instructors who use technology-enhanced classrooms.  Instructors are asked to provide feedback on equipment, support, and overall...
IllinoisNet_Devices Wi-Fi Network to Retire June 30On Friday June 30, Technology Services will retire the IllinoisNet_Devices SSID Wi-Fi network. All functionality of the IllinoisNet_Devices network is available on the IllinoisNet_Guest network....
image of hacker in a hoodie Phishing Scam Targets Bank Info What happened Earlier today, some people at the University of Illinois received copies of an email that had an attachment pretending to be a fax message. Here is a screenshot of the email: If you...
Blurry orange and blue flowers Protecting yourself from ransomwareRansomware is a popular type of malware that prevents access to a computer, or its files, and requires a payment to remove the ransomware and release the files. One widely-reported piece of...
Google Docs Phishing AlertA new phishing scam is taking the internet by storm today. Here’s how to protect yourself. What’s happening Customers are receiving emails that someone--often, someone they know--wants to share a...
Video can help students express themselvesThis article was created by a Technology Services student employee. Our student employees attend, engage, and report on campus events that feature technology. Students provide a unique perspective on...
IT Services After Graduation IT Services After Graduation Graduation is just around the corner. Here’s what you need to know to make sure your important files and software come with you after you leave the University of Illinois...
Thumbs up U of I Box now offers unlimited storageWhat could make a free 50GB account with U of I Box better? A free unlimited storage account with U of I Box, of course. Technology Services is pleased to announce that all U of I Box accounts now...

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