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Extending Laptop Battery Life

Extending Laptop Battery Life

September 20th, 2013

Your laptop’s battery life can be extended if you take precautions to avoid frequent total discharges. One step you can take is to set up alerts so you’ll know to plug in the power adapter when the battery goes down to a particular level. Almost all laptops display alerts if the battery has 5% or […]


Hacked: What Next?

March 1st, 2013

No matter how many steps you take to protect yourself or your information, there is still a chance you will get hacked. However, the sooner you identify you have been compromised and the faster you respond, the more you can minimize the harm. ACCOUNTS You probably have numerous online accounts for everything from online banking […]


Dangers of P2P File Sharing and Illegal Downloading

March 20th, 2012

What Is P2P? P2P stands for Peer-to-Peer which means the sharing of files between two or more users on the Internet. The concept behind P2P networking is powered by a peer-to-peer application such as Gnutella, KaZaA, Napster, iMesh, LimeWire, Morpheus, SwapNut, WinMX, AudioGalaxy, Blubster, eDonkey and BearShare. The P2P application takes a piece of allotted […]


Identity Theft

February 10th, 2012

What is identity theft? Identity theft is a crime where a person uses your personal identification information, like your name, Social Security Number, driver’s license number or credit card number, without your permission with an intention to commit fraud. This also allows the criminal to steal money from you by opening up new credit card […]


The ‘Gameover’ ID Theft Malware

January 18th, 2012

What is the Gameover malware? Gameover is an updated Zeus malware attack that goes after bank information.  The attack takes place when malicious users send spam email to infect computers with malware, which is designed to collect bank account information from the recipient’s computer.  After this malware is on your computer,  it is able to […]


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 […]


Patch Tuesday, Software Patches and Updates

February 3rd, 2010

In order to keep your computer’s operating system running safely and efficiently, it is important that you regularly install the latest software patches and updates.  In this week’s Tech Tip, the Loyola University Information Security Office provides information and resources to help you keep your software up-to-date. What is Patch Tuesday? Patch Tuesday refers to […]