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Critical Updates

Required by computers to keep your system secure and up-to-date

Windows Users


Mac users


DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act)

Enacted in 1998 to update copyright law to encompass the growing use of computers and the Internet


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


One-to-one Internet connection used to share files; often involving the use of file-sharing programs; sharing copyrighted material is illegal


Raiderlink is your online campus connection to link you to the resources you need in your role at Texas Tech. Raiderlink provides access to Registrar resources such as class registration and grading, TechMail, announcements, your leave status, Transportation & Parking Services, and much more. It is the one place to go for all of your on and off campus needs.


Your Texas Tech e-mail; used for official university correspondence


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.


VPN stands for virtual private network. When away from campus, the TTUnet VPN service enables you to send and receive data from a non-TTU network as if your computing device was directly connected to the TTUnet network. This allows access to protected TTU resources from a remote location.

Note: Some commercial VPN services exist for the purpose of encrypting all of your Internet communications. The TTUnet VPN service does not serve this purpose and provides a secure tunnel to the TTU network only. Network communications to non-TTU services cannot be secured by using a TTUnet VPN connection.

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