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    Home Router Tip of the Week: SSID/Router Passwords

    December 02, 2022

    The key point here is use good password hygiene even on your router, this is a password that only you and your guests will use so people oftentimes make it memorable to their family.

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    Tips for cybersecurity while on vacation

    December 02, 2022

    As you embark upon your holiday adventure, remain cyber safe following some simple practices from National Cybersecurity Alliance to keep your vacation plans free from cybercriminal meddling.

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    Home Router Tip of the Week: Terminology

    November 19, 2022

    Home routers, the ones provided by your Internet Service Provider, are your home network firewalls. These are the devices that let your home devices such as laptops, smart phones, security cameras, all connect to the internet. A firewall is a device that has security settings that control what types of internet traffic is allowed to happen. Without it, the only way to connect is via cellular, which can be extremely expensive.

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    Beware of Bad Cookies

    November 19, 2022

    Cookies are one of the most delicious inventions ever, unless it's an HTTP cookie. Those, not so much. HTTP cookies are small text files that help web developers give you more personal, convenient website visits. These small files let websites remember you, your logins, history, your shopping carts and more. Because they remember this information, they can be a treasure trove of private info for criminals to spy on.

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    Cybersecurity for the Holidays!

    November 04, 2022

    The National Retail Federation has some fantastic tips for this holiday season. Did you know online shopping is a perfect source for stolen passwords? Here are some tips to make your holidays safer online!

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    Wrap up - National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    November 04, 2022

    "See Yourself in Cyber" was this year's theme for the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and gosh, did you ever!

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    Summer 2019 and Earlier UA Blackboard Courses Being Removed

    October 25, 2022

    Starting on October 28, 2022 UAA and UAF Academic Courses from Summer 2019 and earlier that have not had activity in the last 2 years will be removed from active status. Development shells, non-academic courses, and academic courses from Summer 2019 and earlier that have been accessed within the last two years WILL NOT be removed from active status.

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    Cybersecurity Awareness Month Continues

    October 22, 2022

    UA Security Matters is hosting a series of Zoom presentations, online scavenger hunts, and game shows, as well as hosting a poster and video contest. Returning this year is the Leaderboard, where you can earn points for participation for yourself and your department, organization or group!

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    Last chance to participate in the Cybersecurity Awareness Month Poster and Video Contests!

    October 22, 2022

    The deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m. AKDT Sunday, October 23, 2022.

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    Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    October 07, 2022

    This year's theme is "See Yourself in Cyber." UA Security Matters is hosting a series of engaging and fun learning opportunities to help employees and students make smart decisions online.