Entries by Bob Martens

Keep Up To Date

Get the latest security fixes for your software. The people who build the software you use are constantly working to make that software more secure. Many software packages will inform you when an update is available. Others may update automatically. Check weekly to make sure that you have the latest updates. Follow the links below […]

Beware of Malware

Malware allows cybercriminals to use your device for purposes you never intended. Cybercriminals create malware to mine cryptocurrencies, steal information, crack passwords, and coordinate future attacks. Malware can find its way onto your device in the form of a free software download. It could be installed on your system by browsing a website with a […]

Keep Your Mobile Devices Safe

Our modern devices are small enough to take anywhere, yet big enough to carry all of our information. Their small size makes them easily stolen, and the quantity of precious information makes them a very valuable target. Protect your device with a passcode or a password. Always lock them when not in use. Never leave […]

Better Passwords

The best passwords are long, unpredictable, unique, and private. Long, complex passwords are the best defense against brute force attacks. Computers are fast. Attackers can test many possible passwords against your account in a short time. A few additional characters make a big difference. Use 12 or more characters. Random or unpredictable passwords are the […]

Information Security Is For Everyone

Throughout the month of October, we are going to be highlighting various aspects of information security as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. As digital devices and services continue to be key components of the work we do as students, faculty, and staff information security becomes more and more important. Having good, unique passwords, keeping […]

ISP Scheduled Maintenance: September 24, 2019

Our internet service provider (ISP) will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on September 24, 2019 from 12 – 3 am. During this time there may be outages to services both on and off campus but the outages should be temporary. If you have any specific questions, comments, or concerns, please contact MLC Network Services. Thank you!

New Help Site Available

Just in time for school to start, we are announcing a new help site has been rolled out to everyone: KnightHelp! KnightHelp is a new help site where we are going to slowly accumulate important information for students, faculty, and staff over time. Prof. Rachel Feld has been working to move a lot of documentation […]

June 4, 2019 Scheduled Maintenance: Internet

On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, from midnight to 6 pm our internet service provider will be completing maintenance. This maintenance may take up to 3 hours. This scheduled maintenance will affect internet access here on campus and access to our hosted services from outside of the campus. Please contact our office if you have any […]

Status Update: March 13, 2019 Maintenance Window Announcement

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, starting around 8 pm there will be a major outage of MLC services as some upgrades are applied to our virtualization infrastructure. This maintenance window will affect all Martin Luther College services including Portal, Moodle, authentication, etc. All services should be restored by morning. If you have any questions, please […]

Status Update: Scheduled Comcast/XFINITY Maintenance Announcement

Monday morning, October 22, 2018, from 2 – 6 am Central, Comcast/XFINITY has scheduled maintenance for our internet connection. The outage should last no longer than 60 minutes, but could happen any time in the maintenance window (2 – 6 am). This could bring down all connectivity on campus along with any services hosted on […]