Information Security Tips and Tricks
Instructions for rebuilding a machine with Windows 2000 or Windows XP installed.
Links and basic information about keeping third party applications like Mozilla Firefox and Real Player up to date
This document provides suggestions for finding music, movies, and other content online
Advice for keeping your passwords safe at Columbia and elsewhere.
This document provides a link to a script which will show the IP address and MAC address of a user's computer
This document provides instructions for choosing a secure password in the OS X operating system.
Information on Windows Update and instructions for automating updates on Windows systems.
Instructions for turning on the firewall built in to Windows XP.
This document provides information on how to protect yourself from identity theft
This document gives information about requirements regarding keeping personally identifying and confidential information secure, and links to options for data encryption.
The Windows XP SP2 Firewall will block applications the first time they are seen. Here are instructions for allowing or denying access to programs.
This document provides instructions for turning on the OS X Firewall.
Instructions for rebooting Windows 98/2000/XP into Safe Mode.
Instructions for forwarding messages with full headers in various email clients.
This document provides some basic advice and links regarding local filesystem encryption.
Information and instructions related to choosing a password on a Windows system.
Valid SSH Keys for connecting to Cunix.
Advice and instructions for Windows users on rebuilding their machine with minimal risk of infection when an update CD is available.
Advice and instructions for Windows XP users on reformatting their machine with minimal risk of reinfection.
Advice and instructions for Windows 2000 users on reformatting their machine with minimal risk of reinfection.