UNC Chapel Hill Website Best Practices
Description: Introduction Before planning of a new website, schools, departments, centers, projects, and labs should evaluate one of UNC’s managed solutions for creating websites. Recent incidents at UNC-CH have highlighted the complexities and workload required to properly administer a website and prevent abuse. UNC managed solutions include: Centrally-hosted and managed WordPress Sites.unc.edu Web.unc.edu School of Medicine-hosted […]
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Recognizing and Reporting Fraudulent Emails
Description: This document describes the most common types of fraudulent email and provides you with recommendations on what to do if when you receive one. The two most common types of fraudulent emails are: Phishing emails Spam emails What are Phishing Emails? Phishing emails are malicious messages that attempt to steal your sensitive information, such as your passwords, […]
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UNC-Chapel Hill Affiliate Computing Best Practices* (Onyen Restricted)
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VPN Installation and Clients (Onyen Restricted)
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Information Security Liaisons (Onyen Restricted)
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How to enable a firewall on Windows and Mac OS X?
Description: To protect the campus network from the spread of viruses and malware, we require all computers to have a firewall installed, enabled and configured to block malicious traffic. A firewall provides a layer of protection between your computer and the internet. It serves as a barrier and can help defend against someone attempting to access […]
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Update Your Software Regularly
Description: As a best practice the University recommends that you keep your software up to date on a regular basis.  This software includes, Operating Systems, Web Browsers, and Web applications/ web browser plug-ins.  Leaving these unattended can leave them open to attacks and breach in sensitive information. How to update you operating system: Windows Turn on […]
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VPN Installation
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Creating an Onyen
Description: Once you have created your Onyen, most services that require an Onyen to access will be available to you immediately. There are, however, a few Onyen services that will not be available for several hours. You will need to sign up for Email Service (see How do I get a UNC E-mail Account?), logging on […]
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Onyen Password Challenge-Response Questions FAQs
Description: What is the Password Challenge Response System? The Onyen Password Challenge-Response System is a service UNC provides for student, faculty and staff members who have forgotten their Onyen passwords and wish to reset them without physically coming to the IT Service Desk. This can be done by calling 919-962-HELP (4357) or 1-866-962-4457 (US and Puerto […]
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