Category Archives: JHQ – From Headquarters

JHQ: Good advice from Alma Mater’s IT folks

2017-Jun-08

http://itsblog.manhattan.edu/2017/06/basic-steps-to-online-safety-and.html

Monday, June 5, 2017
Basic Steps to Online Safety and Security

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Follow these six National Cyber Security Alliance recommendations to better protect yourself online and make the Internet more secure for everyone:

• Fortify each online account or device.

Enable the strongest authentication tools available. This might include biometrics, security keys, or unique one-time codes sent to your mobile device. Usernames and passwords are not enough to protect key accounts such as e-mail, banking, and social media.

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• When in doubt, throw it out.

Cybercriminals often use links to try to steal your personal information. Even if you know the source, if something looks suspicious, delete it.

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If I can add a few of my own.

• Get your own domain. 

Your email is less of a target than on Yahoo, Hotmail, or any of them. Hackers go for the easy or valuable. If you look like a target, you’ll be probed. I’ve watch hackers try every possible password using automated tools to attack. At the very least, use LASTPASS or equivalent to create very long passwords (i.e., I use 24 character ones generated by LASTPASS to be random.)

• Don’t fall for these “Secret Questions” (i.e., high school mascot).

Treat them just like passwords (i.e., use LASTPASS to generate the answer; then save it somewhere. For example, my mother’s maiden name is umelianshapicaryneodedon, jurymedynosloteneworychb, and iveterialontheryahmatert depending upon which site you visit. Crack that. I dare you.

• Use Chromebooks

Most WINDOWS laptops are overkill for most people. Unless you have a SPECIFIC need for that type of power, use a cheap chromebook for all your web surfing and email. The chromebook is pretty “dumb”. There’s no way for a hacker to embed malware own it because it reloads a fresh copy of the operating system every time you turn it on. It automatically updates the system software as needed. A true thin client. Even I use chromebooks and am planning to make it my ONLY platform in the near future.

FWIW.

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JHQ: 2017 Reunion photos

2017-Jun-06 

http://graphics.manhattan.edu/bp/#/folder/2392326

Manhattan College added 10 new photos — with George Savino and 5 others.2 hrs · Nearly 450 Jasper alumni joined us on campus last weekend for a spectacular reunion! Browse the full gallery and download photos at graphics.manhattan.edu. Go Jaspers!

[JR: Unfortunately, there’s no way to tag the photos with names. Bummer. But there’s 400+. I happened to see my old bridge partner Bill Fife.]  

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JHQ: Alma Mater cites 4 alums working

https://manhattan.edu/news/archive/2017/06/young-alumni-find-niche-in-fashion-and-beauty.php

YOUNG ALUMNI FIND NICHE IN FASHION AND BEAUTY

Recent college graduates of the Schools of Liberal Arts, Business, Engineering and Science begin their careers working at top brands in the world’s most stylish industries.

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JHQ: Manhattan College Undergraduate Commencement 2017

2017-May-27

https://youtu.be/Jp6XAQ-C-3Q

Manhattan College Undergraduate Commencement 2017

[JR: 2½ hours]  

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JHQ: Reunion Weekend 2017 deadline extended

2017-May-26

If you have already signed up for Reunion Weekend, we can’t wait to see you back on campus, June 2 – 4. If you haven’t, the deadline to register has been extended to this Sunday, May 28. 

https://connect.manhattan.edu/reunion17?erid=1905158&trid=11dfbed6-473e-4e16-9ccb-f25c580c54d1

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JHQ: Construction Industry Golf 2017-07JUL-24

2017-May-18

https://alumni.manhattan.edu/stay-connected/interest-based-groups/construction.php

2017 05May 18 July Golf

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JHQ: May 2017 Manhattan Monthly

2017-May-18

https://static.manhattan.edu/newsletters/ManhattanMonthly/2017_05/index.html

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