Does that new fitness app you downloaded really need to read your text messages, access your phone status and identity of callers and modify or delete contents of the USB storage on your device? It’s tempting to skip past the list of permissions when you install an app, but it might be nice to know what you’re actually giving it permission to do, and you may even be able to deny some of those permissions and still use the app.
Author: Beth Varcho
The Ohio State University's Columbus campus cable TV customers now have access to commercial-free holiday music on channel 25. The special holiday programming features festive favorites recorded by artists from all genres. It will be available through December 25.
Data visualization. Analytics. Cloud computing.
Chances are you’ve heard one or more of these terms, though you may not see how they relate to your work. If you are like many users, you just want technology to work, and don’t feel the need to overthink how it works – as long as it works.
Cybercriminals’ top priority is a real-life payout. For Ohio State student systems, that means criminals may target money that comes to students in the form of refunds, grants, scholarships, loans or other financial aid. If criminals get your user name and crack your password, they may be able to divert funds scheduled for direct deposit into your bank account and send the money to their account instead.
The 2018 Ohio State calendar, featuring university holidays, semester start dates and commencements is now available from the Office of the Chief Information Officer and the Office of Distance Education and eLearning. The PDF version is available to download, print and share with colleagues. You can also download the iCal at https://go.osu.edu/2018ical to add the dates to your work calendar or smartphone!
Beginning Sunday, November 5, multifactor authentication will be added to the Student Information Systems behind Buckeye Link that store personal and financial information. You may already be using multi-factor authentication to log in to other accounts at your bank, email, gaming sites or social media sites.
Beginning November 5, all active students and university employees will be required to use BuckeyePass along with their Ohio State username and password to access Student Information Systems. Carmen is not affected. University employees are already using BuckeyePass to access Employee Self Service; it is not necessary to enroll again.
The following resources can be used to communicate information about BuckeyePass.
Have you ever received a “tech support” call from Microsoft that just didn’t seem on the level? Do you regularly receive emails that may as well have SCAM in the subject line? If you are comfortable with technology and use it frequently, you probably know what to look for and how to protect against most cyber-schemes. However, you probably have friends and family that are not comfortable and who may miss tell-tale signs that seem obvious to you.