Technology Support Center
Room 009 Stalker Hall
M-Th 7:30am to 9:00pm
Friday 7:30am to 6:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm to 9:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm to 9:00pm
Instructional Tools Support Center
Fall and Spring
7:30 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.
7:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Saturday & Sunday
12:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
For business: 812-237-4183
To report a problem: 812-237-8000
Voice Mail Help: 237-3038
(while school is in session)
10am-9pm Sat and Sunday
(when school is not in session)
Classroom and Event Technology Support
M-F 8:00am to 4:30pm
Classroom Support Hotline:
(Black Phone connected to podium)
M-Th 7:30am to 9:00pm
Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
If you use a computer, you are at risk. Without proper security, you could
become the victim of theft, vandalism or terrorism. You might fall prey to
malicious opportunists (“hackers”) who wish to exploit your computer.
Hackers may try to steal sensitive or valuable personal information such as
passwords or credit card numbers or they may want to abuse your high-speed
access to the Internet. As a result, your computer may be attacked and used
for personal gain, file sharing, or as a platform to launch attacks against
other computers and networks. In addition you may be exposed to “viruses”,
“worms”, and “Trojan Horses” - forms of software designed to compromise or
damage your computer.
In most cases the targets of these attacks are chosen randomly from
vulnerable computers. You can minimize or eliminate your risk with the
insurance of a current anti-virus program and by good password practices.
For even more security, you can add personal firewall software to limit or
control Internet access to your computer.
The most basic protection is a password, if your computer system calls for
one. A good password should not be easily guessable. Hackers use
dictionaries and computers to try ordinary words, and the first passwords
they will try are your username or no password. The best passwords use
combinations of letters (upper and lower case) and numbers or special
characters. At first glance this type of password may seem difficult to
remember, but they are not. The easiest thing to do is to remember a phrase
and then abbreviate it. If my password were based upon the phrase “Three
Blind Mice”, I might set it to 36lindm - using the number 3, substituting
the numeral 6 for the letter b, and limiting it to 6 or 7 characters.
The following page contains guidelines for choosing a secure password and
keeping it secure: Secure Password Guidelines
Equally important is a current anti-virus software program. These kinds of
programs are updated regularly. Most products will check automatically for
updates, if installed properly.