Avoiding malware

– March 8, 2017

The protection mechanisms have not changed for a long time but it is good to go over them once in a while: Among malware, so-called ransomware has now become common. Ransomware is a program type that encrypts the user’s work files on the user’s local machine and sometimes also on the network disks available on the user’s computer. Decrypting the files might succeed if […]

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Online learning

– January 26, 2017

These instructions are meant for both Oamk staff and students. Moodle Oiva 1. Moodle Oamk Moodle is the official e-learning environment in Oamk. You can log in to Oamk Moodle at https://moodle.oamk.fi/. 1.1 Login to Oamk Moodle Oamk students and staff members log in to Moodle with their Oamk username and password. To external users, separate […]

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Be careful with your e-mail: Malicious softwares are the biggest threat to the OUAS information systems

– December 4, 2015

In past years, the various malware and viruses have not been very big disturbance to contaminated IT devices. These malicious programs have mainly showed pop-up messages/advertises in the web browser, or have changed the search engine of the browser to another. Disadvantage has been pretty trivial. Nowadays it is very common that malware infected machine […]

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Avoid tech support phone scams

– November 6, 2015

Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority reported that they have been contacted by a number of telephone support scams. In other countries these scams have been common for a long time. It was only a matter of time when Finnish users end up being a target. Usually there are real companies and well educated cheats behind these […]

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Security checklist

– September 4, 2015

Now, when the action is in full swing and everyone is back from the holidays, our security officer gathered this-security checklist, particularly for the staff, but it has benefits to others too: Install any software updates, including those programs that you have installed yourself. Update the mobile device operating systems and programs. Check your own […]

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Hola service (and similar) must not be used through OUAS IT systems or VPN servers

– June 4, 2015

Use of Hola free VPN service is prohibited in OUAS IT systems. There is serious risks when using Hola. Using Hola you disseminate other unknown Hola users telecommunication like a VPN proxy and lately there has been lots of discussion about deficiencies in data security of Hola network. Using Hola and other similar free-VPN services […]

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Malware is the world’s largest security threat: Users negligence is the primary cause of the spread of malware.

– February 2, 2015

Malicious programs are a constant nuisance in Oamk. Infected devices are difficult to detect and correct. ICT Services is constantly working to find and correct infected machines. Very often, it is found that the device has been contaminated as a result of user operations. Different firewalls, virus scanners, or any other technical things will not […]

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Google Suite for Education

– June 5, 2014

Google Suite for Education is a cloud service available for use at the OUAS. The service consists of different tools for communication and collaboration. Both OUAS staff and students are eligible to use the service. In addition to the tools, the service enables centralised management within the OUAS user group. Logging in to the service The […]

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