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Learning In A Techno World How Safe is Your Cyberspace? Overview Passwords! Wireless Networks Protect Your PC: A Checklist Tips for Surfing the Web Additional Web Links mylasalle Password Change from default MMDDYY birthdate password to increase security.

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Learning In A Techno World

How Safe is Your Cyberspace?


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Overview

  • Passwords!

  • Wireless Networks

  • Protect Your PC: A Checklist

  • Tips for Surfing the Web

  • Additional Web Links


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mylasalle Password

  • Change from default MMDDYY birthdate password to increase security.

  • Option 1: Change Password After Login

    • Go to mylasalle login page

    • Log in with your username and password

    • Click “My Account”

    • Click “Change Password”


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mylasalle Password

  • Option 2: Change Password Before Login

    • Go to mylasalle login page

    • Click “Reset/Change Password” link

    • Enter username, click “Continue” button

    • Enter answers to two security questions

    • Enter your new password and confirm


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mylasalle Password

  • Option 3: Contact Tech Support Online

    • Go to login page

    • Click “Tech Support Form” link

    • Fill out your contact info (phone number!)

    • Select mylasalle Portal – Username/Password

    • A technician will call you with the new password

  • Option 4: Call Tech Support

    • Faculty X1860 or 215-951-1860; Mon - Fri 8:15 – 4:30

    • Students X1788 or 215-951-1788; 8:00am to 10:00pm


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Wireless on Campus

  • Available in:

    • Connelly Library

    • College Hall

    • Wister Hall

    • Holroyd

    • Union (Food Court)

    • Olney Hall

  • You need a 802.11 b or 802.11 b/g card.

  • Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.lasalle.edu/admin/it/portal/faqs/faq_wireless.htm


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Wireless Tips

  • Your Home Wireless Router

    • Change Default Settings

    • Enter Allowed MAC Addresses

  • Surfing Tips

    • Beware of non-secure banking and shopping sites (https:// vs. http://)

    • Firewall, Anti-Virus, E-mail


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Computer Checklist

  • Anti-Virus Software

  • Spyware/Adware Removal Tools

  • Windows Updates

  • Firewalls


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Anti-Virus Software

  • La Salle supports McAfee Version v 8.0

  • An alternative is Norton AntiVirus 2005

  • Macintosh Users Norton AntiVirus 9.0

  • You can download McAfee from the ResNet Services Channel downloads page: http://www.lasalle.edu/admin/it/portal/downloads/downloads.htm


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Spyware/Adware Removal

  • Spyware can do damage to your computer's operating system by creating a large amount of traffic. It will also cause advertising popups to appear on your screen.

  • The following two (free!) programs will get rid of the spyware/adware that may be lurking on your PC.

  • Recommended use is to run both every few days.


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Spybot 1.3

  • Download from the ResNet Services Channel downloads page: http://www.lasalle.edu/admin/it/portal/downloads/downloads.htm

  • or

  • http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10289035.html?tag=lst-0-1

  • Instructions are also available on the downloads page.


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Ad-aware SE Personal 1.05

  • Download from the ResNet Services Channel downloads page: http://www.lasalle.edu/admin/it/portal/downloads/downloads.htm

    or

  • http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-Personal-Edition/3000-8022_4-10319876.html?tag=lst-0-2

  • Instructions are also available on the downloads page.


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Windows Updates

  • Get the most recent updates and fixes to protect your computer’s Operating System and keep it running smoothly.

  • http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com

    • Click the “express” button

  • Instructions are also available on the ResNet Services Channel downloads page.


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Firewalls

  • A firewall is a piece of software or hardware that can help protect your computer against hacker attacks, such as computer viruses.

  • Without a Firewall Hackers Can:

    • Gain access to personal information

    • Install code that destroys files or causes malfunctions

    • Cause problems on other home and business computers connected to the Internet


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Firewalls

Three types of Firewalls

  • HardwareRouters – Good choice for home network connected to the Internet.

  • SoftwareFirewall – Good option for single computer. Windows XP SP2 has one built in. Others are available (free or $$)

  • Wireless Router – Use for wireless access on one or more computers. May not have a built in firewall.


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Surfing Tips

  • Do NOT open unknown e-mail attachments

  • Disconnect from Network while not online

  • Disable Java, JavaScript, and ActiveX if possible

  • Make regular backups of critical data

  • Only communicate with people on your IM Buddy List.

  • Use a Spam Blocker (SpamJam)


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Additional Information

  • Spyware: http://www.spychecker.com/spyware.html

  • Microsoft Protect Your PC Site: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.mspx

  • Backup: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/update/backup.mspx

  • Safe Surfing: http://socalfreenet.org/safesurfing


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