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One Step Ahead: Almanac Security Tips - 2014

In each issue, Penn's Journal of Record, The Almanac publishes helpful tips and hints for dealing with information security and privacy matters. This page is a collection of all those published thus far.
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Table of Contents (view all)

Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability
Security and Privacy Tips for World Travelers
Filing Taxes Online This Year? Take Steps to Protect Your Information!
If your computer runs Windows XP, you must update it now!
Why Should You Report Security Incidents? And How Do You Report One?
Photo and Video Privacy Issues
The Password is Dead, Long Live the Password!
Data Privacy Month: NSA Surveillance Panel at the National Constitution Center
Protecting Your Finances During This Year’s Holiday Shopping Season
Beware of Phishing E-mails in the Wake of Typhoon Haiyan
No E-mail from Penn Will Ask For Your Username/Password or SSN
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act: Does It Apply to Your Website?
October: National Cyber Security Awareness Month; Free Secure Disposal of Paper and Electronics
What Basic Rules Protect Student Information at Penn? (September 2013)
Protecting Privacy and Security on Penn + Box

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - Almanac Vol. 53, No. 16

Security patches/updates - usually automatic, but "Restart" weekly to be sure

A critical aspect of keeping your computer secure is to regularly download and install operating system (OS) updates, patches and service packs. Many updates can be downloaded and installed "on the fly" with little or no impact on the computer’s operation. In some cases, however, rebooting is required for an update to take effect, and you may be presented with a dialogue box giving you the option of restarting immediately or canceling the restart. If restarting is impractical or inconvenient at the time, it’s very important to remember that a reboot is needed. If you tend to leave your computer on most of the time, be sure to restart it weekly to make sure any recently installed updates can take effect.

Your LSP has probably set your office computer up for automatic updating, but your home machine should be configured for auto-updates as well.


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