Category Archives: NU Policy

Stay safe – P2P File Sharing

New article at SecureNU provides helpful tips on staying safe and legal with peer to peer (P2P) file sharing at Northeastern University. Topics Include: NU policies regarding peer to peer file sharing Learn tips on how to avoid malware and spyware Prevent your personal files and pictures from becoming Internet fodder Avoid the ire of […]

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Online Classes Lead to Online Cheating

The growing popularity of online classes has given rise to a new generation of cheating techniques. A simple Internet search reveals thousands of links offering different ways to get an A while fooling the testing systems. The article by The Chronicle of Higher Education Online Classes See Cheating Go High-Tech describes an arms race between […]

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Video: How to choose a strong password

From the good people at Sophos, how to choose a strong password. More Information: SecureNU Article: Why Good Passwords are Important SecureNU Article: Use Unique Passwords for Important Accounts Gizmodo.com: Review of Password Managers

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Strong Password Policy Update

Many of you have received notice that your password was changed as of March 1, 2012. In September of 2011 Northeastern University implemented a new Strong Password Policy. The community was notified of the requirement to validate their password strength and to pick a new strong password if necessary. This notice serves to inform you […]

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