Tag archive: computer security

VPN for students

– November 16, 2015

VPN connection VPN connection (Virtual Private Network) is a solution to reach a private network and its resources over public networks securely. In other words, as a student of OUAS you can reach your home directory at school also from your home, instead of e.g. having to move around your files with USB memory sticks. […]

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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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Tips for preventing malware with anti-virus software

– April 27, 2015

Malicious applications currently make up the largest security threat to businesses and home users. Usually data protection is in danger because of malware. Unfortunately, the functionality of antivirus programs have proven to be quite weak, especially against new viruses or malware campaigns. Experiment made with hundreds and thousands malicious software showed that with high quality-liked […]

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VPN Connection (staff’s guide)

– April 8, 2015

VPN connection VPN connection (Virtual Private Network) is a solution that enables the workers to reach the organizations network securely from the unsecure public network. This enables e.g. remote work from home or traveling. The VPN uses “virtual” connections that are routed through the Internet from the oraganization’s private network to the employee: Both parts […]

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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 thorn in OUAS. Infected devices are difficult to detect and correct. OUAS IT 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 […]

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Take care of updates and backups on your home computer

– December 30, 2014

Software updates and backups are important! To avoid losing your important files, for example your photos, you should take backups of your files on a regular basis. For backups, you can use e.g. an external USB hard drive, which you connect to your computer only for doing or restoring backups. A removable hard disk, which costs […]

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Access Right Conditions

– April 1, 2014

Everyone who that starts using/uses an OUAS user account accepts the rules of IT systems use and the following access right conditions: As I get the access rights, I guarantee that 1 § I will change the password immediately. 2 § I will not give my user account, including the password, to anyone else. I […]

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Password requirements and recommendations

– February 11, 2014

The length of the password must be at least 10 characters, preferably more. Anything under 16 characters is considered a short password, actually nowadays the right term should be passphrase. There should not be any á, ä, ö or å etc. letters in the password, since there might be problems with these characters (if used in […]

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