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Webcam surveillance now school-based

Jack Lewis // October 5, 2019

Some Chico State students may have already noticed a change when taking online tests and quizzes through Blackboard, the school's online student portal. The web service, Proctorio, which is currently being...

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How to spot a phish

Hannah Yeager // December 6, 2017

Every student at Chico State has to check Wildcat mail daily, or at least weekly for those who sometimes forget they have one, in order to get notifications for class, student announcements and announcements...

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32,000 devices needed Eduroam update

Daniel Wright // April 22, 2017

Chico State’s Wi-Fi, Eduroam, recently underwent a required system update for its registered devices. Eduroam has approximately 32,000 unique devices currently registered with the system. This does...

April 11 is the deadline to update wireless devices. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Eduroam requires an update to access wifi

Jacqueline Morales // March 29, 2017

Chico State students, faculty and staff are required to update Eduroam on their wireless devices.The IT Support Services sent out an email regarding the required configuration to avoid interrupted wireless...

ITSS is located on the first floor of the Meriam Library. Photo credit: Carly Campbell

Chico State Portal crashes over the weekend

Carly Campbell // February 21, 2017

An ITSS crash took down the authentification system late last week. Blackboard Learn was still up and running, but the Chico State portal took a hit, leading students to believe their user names and passwords...

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Meriam Library cuts late night hours

Kyla Linville // September 5, 2016

Late night study sessions may be ending a little early. Meriam Library’s computer lab and lounge hours are changing.Manager of IT Support Services Scott Kodai said, the changes are partly due to...

Scott Kodai working in his ITSS office. Photo credit: Elizabeth Helmer

ITSS phishing out scam emails

Elizabeth Helmer // March 28, 2016

On Feb. 19, 277 Blackboard accounts, student center accounts and Wildcat emails could no longer be accessed. The accounts were shut down on that late Friday afternoon leaving students stranded for help...

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Malicious email shuts down estimated 1,000 Chico State student portals in past month

George Johnston // February 19, 2016

An estimated 1,000 Chico State portals have been shut down because of a phishing email. According to Chico State IT Support Service staff, an email was sent sometime last month with a malicious link...

Scott Kodai, the ITSS manager, said that students regularly receive scam emails. Photo credit: Katelyn Somers

Email scams invade Chico State

January 24, 2016

Many people are unaware scams can come through one's very personal emails, profiles and accounts. Social engineering scams are geared toward receiving confidential information by manipulating people through...

Chico State sophomore Michael Chalmers is frustrated due to connectivity issues with Eduroam on campus. Photo credit: Sam Barker

Antivirus software key to on-campus Internet connection

Elizabeth Castillo // October 5, 2015

While some students believe that technical difficulties with Internet on campus are caused by Eduroam, the most common problem is due to another program known as ClearPass OnGuard. “All the problems...

Email job offer scam tries to swindle students

Austin Redfern // March 5, 2015

  Chico State students have been the recent target of a fraudulent phishing scam that is showing up in their Wildcat email accounts claiming to offer employment. Sophomore Ariana Baumann...

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Bug puts Flash Player users at risk

Christine Lee // February 7, 2014

Mac and PC users are urged to immediately install an Adobe Flash update to protect themselves from hackers, according to a campus-wide email. Adobe software released a critical update for its Flash Player,...

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