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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
Learning In A Techno World

How Safe is Your Cyberspace?

overview
Overview
  • Passwords!
  • Wireless Networks
  • Protect Your PC: A Checklist
  • Tips for Surfing the Web
  • Additional Web Links
mylasalle password
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
wireless on campus
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
wireless tips
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
computer checklist
Computer Checklist
  • Anti-Virus Software
  • Spyware/Adware Removal Tools
  • Windows Updates
  • Firewalls
anti virus software
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
spyware adware removal
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.
windows updates
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.
firewalls
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.
surfing tips
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)
additional information
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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