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Internet of Things

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The FBI has recently released an alert about cyber-crime and devices called Internet of Things (IoT), most commonly related to wearable fitness devices, automated devices in your home and even that smart refrigerator you've been dreaming of.

How do these devices connect?

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Smartphone 101

Info and tips for keeping your phone safe

The Tech Spot

The Tech Spot is a Face-to-Face extension of the Help Desk located in the Library Learning Commons. We offer assistance with campus technology, providing students the following services:

  • WiFi
  • VPN
  • Mobile Device Setup
  • Pharos Printing
  • Password Resets
  • Blackboard Support

We are happy to assist you with your personal devices, including laptops, tablets, or phones. Whether you are troubleshooting a hardware issue, have a software question, or need a virus removed— We're here to help!

Quick Tips

  • Office 365 install
  • Connecting to wireless
  • Mobile Printing

Tech Topics

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P2P File Sharing

Tarleton actively supports awareness about copyright and cooperates with copyright holders who believe that illegal distribution is occurring on our university networks.

Learn more about file sharing, copyright violation, and how you can play a part in copyright protection.

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Password Protect Your Documents

To password protect Microsoft Office document follow the Password Protecting Documents guide. If you are interested in password protecting a PDF, please use the Protecting PDF Documents guide.

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Avoid the Bait of Phishing Scams

Online con-games are designed to prey on unsuspecting recipients with attention-getting emails that appear to come from legitimate institutions.

Learn more about email phishing and how to stay safe online