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This category contains articles that advise how you can stay safe online.
Encrypt My Emails Encrypt My Emails
These articles explain how Edinburgh Napier staff members can encrypt their emails.
Encrypt my Information Encrypt my Information
Find out what you need to know about the University’s data encryption.
Free Virus Protection Free Virus Protection
This section gives information about the Free Virus Protection offered to Edinburgh Napier’s staff and students.
My Password My Password
This section gives you all the information you need about your Edinburgh Napier University password.
Our Web Filter Our Web Filter
Find out about Edinburgh Napier’s web filter.
Spot Spam or Fraudulent Emails Spot Spam or Fraudulent Emails
How do you spot spam or fraudulent emails? Find out here!
Staying Safe on Social Networks Staying Safe on Social Networks
Find out how you can stay safe when using social networking.
Protecting my Information Protecting my Information
This category gives you all the information you need to protect your information.
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How do I find the MAC address on my mobile device?
Viewed 20858 times since Thu, Sep 27, 2018
How do I find the MAC address on my mobile device?   Aimed at: Edinburgh Napier Staff and Students   Your device unique identifier is called a MAC address. On mobile devices it can also be referred to as Wi-Fi Address. It is a 12 digit string which w... Read More
Can I use the BitTorrent peer-to-peer file sharing application on the University network?
Viewed 16534 times since Fri, May 26, 2017
Can I use the BitTorrent peer-to-peer file sharing application on the University network? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students No, the use of BitTorrent and other peer-to-peer file sharing applications is not permitted as per the ... Read More
Can I use the Tor anonymity network on the University network?
Viewed 15083 times since Fri, May 26, 2017
Can I use the Tor anonymity network on the University network? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students Although Tor has many legitimate uses, it is also used by malware to communicate with Command & Control servers and it can be ... Read More
What are Extortion Emails?
Viewed 4571 times since Wed, Jan 23, 2019
What are Extortion Emails? Aimed at:  Everyone What are extortion emails? An extortion email is an attempt by an attacker to force you into performing an action, such as transferring money to them. It is designed to make you react rashly in a panic, ... Read More
How do I change DNS settings on Windows 10?
Viewed 3690 times since Wed, Jan 30, 2019
  How do I change DNS settings on Windows 10?   Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff   To change the DNS settings on your Windows 10 device using Control Panel, do the following: Open Control Panel. Click on Network and Internet. Click on Netwo... Read More
How do I check DNS settings on an Apple MAC?
Viewed 3265 times since Wed, Jan 30, 2019
How do I check DNS settings on an Apple MAC?   Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff   Click on System Settings icon       Click on Network     Ensure that Ethernet is selected. Now click on the Advanced button.     Click on the DNS tab. Y... Read More
Why am I unable to use third-party DNS Servers?
Viewed 3090 times since Wed, Jan 30, 2019
Why am I unable to use third-party DNS Servers? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff If you are using third-party DNS servers such as Google Public DNS and OpenDNS, then your PC should be changed to use our internal DNS service and not any exter... Read More
How do I change the DNS settings on Windows 7?
Viewed 2991 times since Wed, Jan 30, 2019
  How do I change the DNS settings on Windows 7?   Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff     How to change the DNS settings on Windows 7:     Go to the control panel in your computer    Choose “view Network status and tasks”  Click on “Loc... Read More