Tag Archives: Security

Keep your phone safe and secure

Securing your iPhone and Android smartphone is just as important as securing your computer.  Your phone contains much personal information such as pictures, passwords, email, and contacts that you would not want stolen and spread through the Internet. SecureNU has compiled some great tips from on how to secure your iPhone and Android including smart […]

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Important new antivirus software on myNEU. Download it now!

Download the latest FREE antivirus software to help protect your computer (PC and Mac) now from myNEU. Why should I upgrade to the new Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4 antivirus software? It is FREE. This version has new, enhanced security features that are important to keeping your computer safe. In recent weeks Cryptolocker, a form of malware, has become more prevalent. […]

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Network improvements result in faster speeds

Over the summer, Information Technology Services made several improvements to Northeastern’s network. These upgrades include: Increased ResNet port speed in residential halls In-room, wired network port increase includes more than doubling upload speeds (to 20MB) with moderate burst capabilities, and increase in download speeds of up to 1000Mbps. Compared to a home installation 50Mbps download […]

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Securing Video Teleconference Systems

[Reposted from the SecureNU site] Video teleconferencing (VTC) is an increasingly popular means of communication for connecting all of Northeastern University from the graduate campuses in Seattle and Charlotte to all Boston-area campuses and departments. Through the Internet people can hold meetings with full video capability as if they were speaking in the room. As with any device […]

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Start the academic year off strong – with a strong password

As the fall term starts, SecureNU reminds you to have a strong password. Mashable recently posted a great infographic about password protection, highlighting the Top 10 weakest passwords of 2012. Don’t make your accounts vulnerable with an easy to guess password. To change your password, log into myNEU and click the My Profile icon. Below […]

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Traveling during the Summer? Security tips and helpful reminders

As many people travel during the summer months, Information Technology Services wanted to remind you about some safety precautions. SecureNU gives advice on how you can stay safe on public wireless networks. Summer marks a transition for many – whether it is graduation, taking a vacation or moving from classes to co-op. Take this time […]

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