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Hansen steps down as WSU police chief

PULLMAN – Washington State University Police Chief Steve Hansen will step down from that position, which he has held since 2000 and become a lieutenant on the force. The announcement comes at the conclusion of a WSU internal auditor’s investigation into a complaint of improper computer use in the police department. According to the auditor’s […]

WSU Vancouver Information Night rescheduled

VANCOUVER– The School of Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University Vancouver is hosting an information night for prospective students at 5:30 p.m., Jan. 23 in the Student Services building. Due to the Washington State University Vancouver campus closing for bad weather Jan. 16, when the event was originally scheduled, the Engineering and Computer […]

Tips for keeping info safe on your computer

Summer has been full of fallout from the Veterans Administration computer theft of vital data from perhaps millions of military veterans and active personnel.You may not have your computer stolen, but there are other ways your private information can be accessed.“When you buy things online,” for example, “the information you enter is saved temporarily in […]

Simple access promoted to complex information

A new promotion at WSU Libraries allows students, staff and faculty to access a library of information in the space of a dorm room or office, all with the use of a computer. The “Library in Your Room,” a program originated as a partnership between WSU Libraries and Residence Life, promotes the use of electronic […]

Reward offered in College of Education computer theft

A $500 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the theft of computer equipment from Cleveland Hall Room 234, on the Washington State University Pullman campus. The reward is offered by the WSU College of Education.On the night of March 7, someone […]

Beagle worm hits WSU hardest in ongoing virus contest

Starting late last Friday, Feb.27, a contest between the writers of the e-mail worms Beagle, Bagle, MyDoom and NetSky has produced many mutant worm variations. Washington State University has been most impacted by the Beagle.I worm. The Beagle.I worm poses a new problem for antivirus programs. The e-mail contains a randomly named executable file (i.e., […]

Computer users unplugging

WSU Pullman may be one of the best wired campuses in the nation, but every day more faculty, staff and students are pulling the plug on their computers. And that trend is expected to grow rapidly in the future. No, people are not tossing out their computers in frustration, they are simply going wireless. Over […]