April 12, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
You can protect your internet privacy with a couple of preventative measures.
In March 2017, Congress rolled back internet privacy laws scheduled to go into effect this December, making it fair game for internet service providers to sell their customer’s internet browsing history and information without consent. This means internet service providers (ISP) will be able to create and sell to the highest bidder a profile based on private information, including their customer’s shopping...
March 14, 2016, by UNH IT Staff
Macs are often seen as bulletproof when it comes to malware and viruses. It’s often used as a selling point for sales folk, and a serious point of pride for Mac owners. How many times have you heard, I got a Mac so I won’t get viruses. Now? Not so much.
Although Mac malware is nothing new, it’s mostly been more annoying than damaging. It usually takes the shape of adware. In general, it’s still the user who opens the doors to malicious attacks with risky internet behavior rather than...
February 2, 2016, by UNH IT Staff
In an effort to increase its fight against spam and malware, UNH has opted into Microsoft's Exchange Online Protection (EOP) service. This service is part of Office 365 and will begin on Monday, February 8, 2016. This service comes at no cost to the University.
Although this new service applies to UNH faculty and staff who have Exchange accounts, UNH students have enjoyed this additional protection since 2013 through Microsoft Office 365.
It doesn't matter how UNH faculty and staff access...
October 22, 2015, by UNH IT Staff
In order to better protect UNH data, the virtual private network (VPN) will start using Host Checker on November 17. Host Checker ensures that computers accessing secured data through systems such as Banner comply with security policies, including having up-to-date antivirus with real time protection and proper firewall settings.
Host Checker will be set to warning mode from November 3 - 16 to alert UNH VPN users when their computers fail the security policies. During this time, Host Checker...
October 13, 2015, by UNH IT Staff
Each October, UNH recognizes National Cyber Security Awareness Month by offering events and resources about information protection and data security risks. Resources offered include good practices, tools, and solutions to identify and protect sensitive information.
Mobile Device Security Clinic (Weekly)
What: UNH students, faculty and staff can bring their mobile devices to weekly clinics to receive experienced guidance on settings and applications to protect privacy and personal...
November 18, 2014, by UNH IT Staff
by Martin England
UNH IT is pleased to announce a partnership with InCommon, a security organization, to offer unlimited security certificates at no cost to websites affiliated with UNH, USNH, UNH Manchester, Granite State College, and UNH Law. Previously, UNH domain owners were responsible for the purchase of security certificates. InCommon’s Certificate Service costs less than what UNH IT alone spent on security certificates last year.
When you visit a website, there’s a lot going on behind...
October 7, 2014, by UNH IT Staff
by UNH IT Staff
In recognition of National Cyber Security Month, UNH IT Information Security Services will host mobile device security clinics every Thursday in October 2014. Bring your mobile device (iOS or Android) for experienced guidance on settings and applications that will help protect your privacy and personal information.
These clinics are available to the University community (students, faculty, and staff) and will take place in Dimond Library Room 339 each Thursday (10/9, 10/16,...
May 13, 2014, by UNH IT Staff
Check Your Spam Folder
by IT Staff
Nobody likes spam, at least not in the form of email. It’s more than an annoyance; spam is intrusive and relentless. It’s also a gateway for malware, viruses, Trojans, and other vulnerabilities. But hold on. Help is on the way.
On June 2, 2014, UNH Information Technology will initiate "email hygiene" on the UNH email server using Microsoft filters. Email suspected of being malicious or spam will be automatically placed in your Junk email folder. As a result,...
April 9, 2014, by UNH IT Staff
by Martin England
UNH Information Technology was alerted earlier this week about the highly publicized Heartbleed security vulnerability. This article discusses the vulnerability, what UNH has done, and what we recommend you as an individual should be doing. The Heartbleed Bug is a serious internet security vulnerability that can expose and capture the personal information of those conducting business on the internet, using holes in encryption software. This can lead to identity theft and other...
March 11, 2014, by UNH IT Staff
by UNH IT Staff
UNH faculty, staff, and students who still run Windows XP are strongly encouraged to upgrade to a newer version of Windows. Microsoft announced Windows XP technical support will end on Tuesday, April 8. This means new Windows XP automatic updates will no longer be available, significantly increasing your risk of malware infection. Also, hardware driver updates and compatibility with new or upgrades to existing applications may not work. XP users should respond by either...