Texas Tech University

Technology Buzz Words

Critical Updates

Apple, Google, and Microsoft regularly release software updates to address security vulnerabilities, fix bugs, and add new features. In order to protect yourself and TTU information resources, the TTU IT Division recommends updating your systems routinely:

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/

TechMail

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

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
https://askit.ttu.edu/wifi

VPN

Connecting your computer from outside campus
https://askit.ttu.edu/vpn

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