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Safe Computing

The following list contains a number of resources regarding safe computing at the University of Oregon.

 

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  • Security Checklist As students or employees of the University of Oregon, we are privileged to have access to a fast network. Acceptable Use of Computing Resources We are required to follow the...
  • University students, faculty, and staff can get help in four ways: In Person Our staff is available Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm to answer questions in person. We are closed for official state...
  • How to Install the Cisco AnyConnect software The Cisco AnyConnect software installs directly from a web page. To install the software: Visit the AnyConnect site Log in with your Duck ID and...
  • KeePass is a fast, free, and open source program that securely saves account information and passwords directly onto your computer. Store tens or hundreds of passwords and remember only one! Note:...
  • The Information Services Tech Desk is committed to supporting University-affiliated students, faculty and staff with their computing needs. We are located in 151 McKenzie Hall, and our hours of...
  • McAfee VirusScan uses on-access scanning to guard against all types of viruses and malicious code, including new and unknown threats. VirusScan offers unintrusion protection to block viruses,...
  • ResNet is the internet and computer service provided to residents living in University Housing. This includes the Residence Halls, Grad Village, Agate Apartments, and Spencer View Apartments. Office...
  • Network Quarantines We understand how important network and internet access is to you as a student. If you live in the residence halls or family housing, ResNet will work with you to resolve any...
  • CDs and DVDs are known as optical media because lasers are used to read and write data to the disc. There are two types of CDs and DVDs: recordable and rewritable. Recordable (abbreviated -R)...
  • How do I install the VPN software on my iOS device (iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad)? To start installing the VPN software: Open this page in the Safari web browser on your device Tap one of the two...
  • Are you new to VPN? If you are new to using the university's VPN software, we suggest using Cisco AnyConnect. However, if you have been using our VPN software since July, 2009 the best way for you...
  • This video explains how to protect yourself from scams, phishing, and other internet schemes. For more information, please contact our Technology Service Desk.
  • What is phishing? Phishing is a way of attempting to get sensitive information such as usernames, passwords by acting as a trustworthy entity in an e-mail, instant message, or on a website....
  • In previous years, users who have installed the campus McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Client had a choice of being managed or unmanaged. If you chose the managed option, your client would receive the...
  • Malware is a term used to describe a broad category of damaging software that includes viruses, worms, trojan horses, rootkits, spyware, and adware. The effects of malware range from brief annoyance...
  • Types of Malware There are two major types of malicious software when it comes to Android. The first type is by far the most common; they are applications that spam you with ads or redirect you to a...
  • Encrypting files is an excellent way to protect your data from being stolen or compromised. When you encrypt your documents or hard drive, you make the information impossible to read without the...
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Creating a Separate Data Partition During Installation
 OS X 10.5 and later    Open Disk Utility during installation.
 Select the hard drive you would like to partition and choose...
  • McAfee VirusScan uses on-access scanning to guard against all types of viruses and malicious code, including new and unknown threats. VirusScan offers unintrusion protection to block viruses, worms,...
  • Clearing your browser's cache and cookies may help resolve browser related issues. A web browser's cache will store certain information about the websites you visit. A browser does this so that when...
  • Secunia PSI (short for Personal Software Inspector) is a utility which helps keep your computer's software up-to-date. It does this by scanning your PC, providing information about out-of-date...
  • If you are either UO faculty or a student in UO Housing, you can contact the ResNet office in several ways: ResNet Location Street Address: McAlister 113  (in the Walton Complex in the...
  • The Flashback virus takes advantage of a vulnerability in Java to install itself on computers. Apple has released an update to remove and prevent against this virus in the future. The update is...
  • WebVPN was discontinued in summer, 2011. It's replacement is the AnyConnect VPN software.
  • In OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and OS X 10.9 Mavericks, there are new default security settings. These new settings make it so that one can only download applications that were written by authorized...
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