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Critical Updates

Windows Users

Required by computers to keep your system secure and up-to-date
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

Mac users

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1338
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ithelpcentral/solutions/mac_update.php

DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act)

Enacted in 1998 to update copyright law to encompass the growing use of computers and the Internet
http://www.ttu.edu/policy/dmca.php

eRaider

Your TTU electronic identification; a single username and password allowing you to use email, access Raiderlink, enroll in computer training, download software, and many other campus technology services
https://eraider.ttu.edu/

Peer-to-Peer

One-to-one Internet connection used to share files; often involving the use of file-sharing programs; sharing copyrighted material is illegal
http://www.ttu.edu/policy/dmca.php
http://it.ttu.edu/documentation/laws/

Raiderlink

Your online campus connection; connects you to search engines, student administration information, Transportation & Parking Services, weather, and much more
http://www.raiderlink.ttu.edu/

RaiderDrive

Is a module in Raiderlink that allows you to save your files through the Internet to a network drive; accessible from any computer with Internet access
http://www.raiderlink.ttu.edu/
More information on RaiderDrive

TechMail

Your Texas Tech e-mail; used for official university correspondence
https://mail.ttu.edu/

Virus

computer program that can reproduce by changing other programs to include a copy of itself; can distribute itself through e-mail or by download
Symantec AntiVirus is available through eRaider.

Wireless

Connection to the Internet using a wireless card; often seen in laptops and PDAs
http://www.ithelpcentral.ttu.edu/solutions/wireless/

VPN

Connecting your computer from outside campus
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ithelpcentral/solutions/VPN

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