TCNJ TechTalk 

August 2003 Vol 1 Issue 8 

Quick Links

Here are some of our favorite links.  Keep this handy for easy reference.

HelpDesk Website:

IT Website:


Email Information


Forwarding Email to Another account:  Click Here

Setting up 'Out of Office' Message:  Click Here

Deleting Email When Over Quota:  Click Here

Getting Rid of Spam:  Click Here

Setting Up a Netscape Profile:  Click Here


Additional Information

Instructional Technology Services:  Click Here 

  • CD Burners / Scanners / Photo Quality Color Printers / Support for Instructional Web Sites

Media and Technology Support Services:  Click Here

  • Multimedia classroom information / Frequently Asked Questions

Intrasun Account Request Form:  Click Here

Listserv Request Form:  Click Here


Virus Information and Updates:  Click Here

Computer Lab Hours & Reservations:  Click Here

Support Specialists:  Click Here

CD Creator Documentation:  Click Here

Website Development Information:  Click Here





Software Training 

Check out one of the IT training workshops offered by Information Technology this semester.  Maybe you need a refresher on the classics, Word and Excel, or maybe you would like to check out something new like Digital Video and CD Burning.  This semester we have a wide variety of classes that are sure to meet your needs.  Check out our training schedule and sign up for a very informative training session.  Hope to see you there!


Spotlight on Security


Information Technology Security Password Guideline

  • Passwords are a critical part of information and network security.  Passwords serve to protect user accounts but a poorly chosen password, if compromised, could put the entire network at risk. As a result, all employees of The College of New Jersey should take appropriate steps to ensure that they create strong, secure passwords and safeguard them at all times. The purpose of these guidelines is to set a standard for creating, protecting, and changing passwords such that they are strong, secure, and protected. Because Passwords are used to access any number of College systems,  including the network, e-mail, the Web, and voicemail. Try to create a strong password that is also easy to remember.


  • Passwords should be changed every 60 days.

  • Old passwords should not be re-used for a period of 6 months.

Some Things To Keep In Mind:

  • Passwords should not be based on well-known or easily accessible personal information.

  • Passwords should contain at least 8 characters.

  • Passwords should contain at least 5 uppercase letters (e.g. N) or 5 lowercase letters (e.g. t) or a combination of both.

  • Passwords should contain at least 2 numerical characters (e.g. 5).

  • Passwords should contain at least 1 special characters (e.g. $).

  • A new password should contain at least 5 characters that are different than those found in the old password, which it is

  • Passwords should not be based on users’ personal information or that of his or her friends, family members, or pets. Personal
    information includes logon I.D., name,
    birthday, address, phone number, social security number, or any permutations thereof.

  • Passwords should not be words that can be found in a standard dictionary (English or foreign) or are publicly known slang or

  • Passwords should not be trivial, predictable or obvious.

For more information on creating passwords, including some examples,  click here to visit the IT Security website.




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