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Security & Safe Computing

Information on IT security including the ability to report a security incident and how to protect yourself.

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DMCA, short for the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, is defined as an act which was signed into U.S. law in 1998, creating tight penalties for the distribution of copyrighted material online and making it illegal to try to circumvent anti-copy protections on CDs, DVDs or other forms of digital media.
Electronic spamming is the use of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited messages (spam), especially advertising, as well as sending messages repeatedly on the same site.

Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.
Each month, a new Educause blog post will be featured with various security awareness topics.

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How do I check if my PC is up to date?

Microsoft Update is the online extension of Windows that helps you keep your computer up-to-date. Microsoft Update includes updates from Windows Update and from Office Update, in addition to updates for other Microsoft products and for third-party device drivers. Use Microsoft Update to install updates for your computer’s operating system, software, and hardware.

How do I create a strong password?

Our SJU password protects information entrusted in our care, as well as our own personal information such as paystubs, W2s, and other payroll information. So, it’s important to maintain a strong password for your SJU account that cannot be easily guessed or electronically cracked.