Academic Tech Tips by ITRS

ITRS, or Instructional Technology & Research Support at Loyola University Chicago, is the team behind Academic Tech Tips.

Our staff specializes in a diverse range of academic technologies, ranging from classroom equipment solutions, research technologies, and learning design.

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Archive for September, 2011


Protect Yourself Against Firesheep Attacks

September 23rd, 2011

Firesheep is a Firefox extension that basically allows anyone you are sharing a wireless network with to discover and access certain online sessions that you are logged into. Many sites encrypt information only for your initial log in; once you successfully log in, the server (that hosts the website you are accessing) sends your browser […]


Protect your Sensitive Data from Phishing Attacks

September 16th, 2011

Did You Know? Loyola University Chicago blocks over one million spam messages per day. What is Phishing? Phishing is an attempt to steal sensitive information, such as your social security number or passwords, by posing as a trusted organization or person. Phishers are known for using this information for identity theft and other fraudulent acts. […]