Presentation on theme: "Learning In A Techno World How Safe is Your Cyberspace?"— Presentation transcript:
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. Option 1: Change Password After Login 1.Go to mylasalle login page 2.Log in with your username and password 3.Click “My Account” 4.Click “Change Password”
mylasalle Password Option 2: Change Password Before Login 1.Go to mylasalle login page 2.Click “Reset/Change Password” link 3.Enter username, click “Continue” button 4.Enter answers to two security questions 5.Enter your new password and confirm
mylasalle Password Option 3: Contact Tech Support Online 1.Go to login page 2.Click “Tech Support Form” link 3.Fill out your contact info (phone number!) 4.Select mylasalle Portal – Username/Password 5.A technician will call you with the new password Option 4: Call Tech Support 1.Faculty X1860 or 215-951-1860; Mon - Fri 8:15 – 4:30 2.Students X1788 or 215-951-1788; 8:00am to 10:00pm
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 http://www.lasalle.edu/admin/it/portal/faqs/faq_wireless.htm
Wireless Tips Your Home Wireless Router 1.Change Default Settings 2.Enter Allowed MAC Addresses Surfing Tips 1.Beware of non-secure banking and shopping sites (https:// vs. http://) 2.Firewall, Anti-Virus, E-mail
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/dow nloads.htm http://www.lasalle.edu/admin/it/portal/downloads/dow nloads.htm
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.
Spybot 1.3 Download from the ResNet Services Channel downloads page: http://www.lasalle.edu/admin/it/portal/downloads/dow nloads.htm http://www.lasalle.edu/admin/it/portal/downloads/dow nloads.htm or http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search- Destroy/3000-8022_4-10289035.html?tag=lst-0-1http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search- Destroy/3000-8022_4-10289035.html?tag=lst-0-1 Instructions are also available on the downloads page.
Ad-aware SE Personal 1.05 Download from the ResNet Services Channel downloads page: http://www.lasalle.edu/admin/it/portal/downloads/dow nloads.htm http://www.lasalle.edu/admin/it/portal/downloads/dow nloads.htm or http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-Personal- Edition/3000-8022_4-10319876.html?tag=lst-0-2http://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 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 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: 1.Gain access to personal information 2.Install code that destroys files or causes malfunctions 3.Cause problems on other home and business computers connected to the Internet
Firewalls Three types of Firewalls 1.Hardware Routers – Good choice for home network connected to the Internet. 2.Software Firewall – Good option for single computer. Windows XP SP2 has one built in. Others are available (free or $$) 3.Wireless Router – Use for wireless access on one or more computers. May not have a built in firewall.
Additional Information Spyware: http://www.spychecker.com/spyware.html Microsoft Protect Your PC Site: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/pr otect/default.mspx Backup: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/up date/backup.mspx Safe Surfing: http://socalfreenet.org/safesurfing