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The UVM Information Security policy (see procedure 16.4.2.1) specifies that all university-owned laptops must use approved encryption software to protect the University (or other confidential data) that may be stored on them. CHWB stands by this policy (of course) and encrypts every laptop with BitLocker. The products below may also be used to encrypt flash […]

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We’ve all encountered these things—official-looking email messages that say "Click here to reactivate your account,” or “Click here to confirm your identity,” etc. These messages can be tempting because they often seem like the real deal. They might talk authoritatively about bank balances or email quotas, and they can look awfully official. But hopefully there’s […]

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As many of you know, your UVM NetID+password allows you to log on to virtually any CHWB computer and "get ‘er done," as we say East of Waterbury. Do this and you’ll have access to the CHWB share and to all of your "MyDocs" stuff: spreadsheets, word documents, family pictures, whatever. It’s magic. The thing […]

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Sharing computer passwords has never been a great idea.

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