Volume 126 Issue 15
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
the student voice since 1904
THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
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College students are being advisedto take more preventative measureswhen it comes to protecting theirpersonal inormation.According to a recent press releaserom the Better Business Bureau,young adults are the most at-risk group or identity the becauseo their high use o smartphonesand social media. Tey also oundthat “riendly raud” situations, inwhich riends access smartphonesor social media accounts withoutpermission, account or more than20 percent o on-campus identity the.University Inormation Security Ocer Rob Arnold said smart-phones make students vulnerableto identity thebecause they canbe easily lost orstolen. Accord-ing to ConsumerReports, 1.6 mil-lion phones werestolen in the U.S.last year alone.Arnold saidthere are simplesteps that can betaken to ensure saety i your phoneis lost or stolen, such as encryptingit with a pin number. Tis is some-thing nearly hal o smartphoneusers don’t do, according to a study rom Condent echnologies.“One o the best reasons to use en-cryption is that it keeps you com-ortable,” Arnold said. “You haveassurance that your data hasn’tbeen disclosed. It’s the dierencebetween losing a locked box or anunlocked box, and i you know thephone is encrypted you can takemore time beore you take moredrastic measures too.”In addition to encryption, Ar-nold said students can take otherprecautions to secure their inor-mation. Among those are not re-using passwords across multipleaccounts, having a backup plan i you lose your smartphone and tak-ing advantage o security servicesavailable on websites like Gmailand Facebook.Te Better Business Bureau alsorecommends that students keepimportant documents locked away and have important mail sent toa post oce box or their amily’shome.Although it may seem time con-suming, Arnold said taking stepslike these will prove benecial i a victim o identity the.“It is just a tiny productivity tax you pay when you have to dosomething like type in a pin,” hesaid. “None o them cost anything,but the time you spend doing thesewill denitely pay or itsel overand over again in the scenariowhere you would have had yourdata compromised, your deviceattacked or one o your accountsused by somebody or maliciouspurposes.”In cases o “riendly raud,” Ar-nold said the best preventativemeasure to take is simply keepingyour social media passwords toyoursel and careully consideringwhat you shareon the internet.Bailey Dumire,a reshman romSeattle, said herparents’ identity was stolen veyears ago, whichhas made hermore cautiouswhen it comesto her personalinormation onsocial media.“I’m really careul about what Iput on the Internet now,” Dumiresaid. “I’m not really into sharingstu on Facebook, so I don’t havemy age or where I live, and I don’tput any o the ne details.”Kristen Korona, a senior romKansas City, works at the KansasUnion Bookstore, which she saidhas also made her more aware o how easily someone can have theiridentity stolen.“Working at retail I’ve had a ew instances where people’s cardsdon’t match their IDs, so I’m awarethat kind o stu happens more o-ten than you would think,” Koronasaid. “I’m more careul about i Ilog in at work to my bank or any-thing with cell phones or comput-ers, I’m just more cautious aboutlogging out now.”o learn more about how to pro-tect yoursel rom identity the, theUniversity’s I Communicationsdepartment will be hosting educa-tional activities throughout Octo-ber or Cyber Security AwarenessMonth.
—Edited by Heather Nelson
ABOVE AND BEYOND
Students have the opportunity to practice French outside of the classroom
“ I’m really careful aboutwhat I put on the Internetnow.”
dentity theft poses threat to students
In the upstairs area at Henry’sBar and Coee Shop, past clus-ters o small wooden tables andthe endlessly chattering Tursday night crowd, KU GA Gilles Vi-ennot engages students in casualconversation. Tey aren’t speak-ing English, however, as Viennotis using the weekly French ableas an inspiration or students tospeak the language outside o theclassroom.“It is a relaxed atmosphere tospeak French that is non-judg-mental,” Viennot said. “It’s opento everyone, o all ages, and is a very welcoming place.”Te French able currently meets at Henry’s, located at 11E. 8th St., on Tursdays at 8:30p.m. According to senior Ra-chel Forrest, who just returnedrom studying abroad in Aix-en-Provence, some may be anxiousabout joining a French conversa-tion that is not school-related.Forrest said this shouldn’t be aconcern, as all levels o Frenchare welcome.“I would encourage studentsto come by telling them to notworry, and even just take the rsttime to listen in,” Forrest said.“It’s so un and relaxed, and agreat way to make new riendsthat have something in commonwith you.”Te French able also serves asan outlet or those returning roma French-speaking country to stay procient in the language. Otherthan just speaking French, many students discuss “do’s and don’ts,”share experiences and voice whatthey wish they would’ve knownabout studying abroad.“When I decided I wanted tostudy abroad, I wanted to per-ect my conversational skills toachieve fuency so it wouldn’t beawkward when I was trying toexpress mysel in France,” recentgraduate Milica Rastovic said.Viennot also said he sees a de-nite correlation between studentscoming to the French able, andthen aspiring to study abroad lat-er.Senior Je Shelton, a rst-timerin the group this semester, saidthe French able is very inclusive.“I didn’t know anyone when Idecided to come, and it seemsrelaxed,” Shelton said. “I’m anAnthropology major, so I’veonly taken a ew French classes. Iheard about this and just wanteda place to improve my French.”Senior Jabon Shackelord saidthe atmosphere at Henry’s, withits burgundy walls and small,connected rooms, reminds one o a scene in Paris.“Te ambience is what makesFrench able so great,” Shackel-ord said. “Along with the people,the environment serves as a cata-lyst or conversation.”When thinking back on hisrst experiences with the Frenchable, Shackelord said it was apositive part o his college careerrom the beginning.“I actually heard about thisgroup rom my French proes-sor senior year o high school,”Shackelord said. “Te rst timeI came I was a reshman. It wasan August evening at 7 p.m., I wassitting in a corner, and I remem-ber the sun beaming in. I was su-per nervous, but I ended up mak-ing some o my best riends here.”
—Edited by Duncan McHenry
Students engage in a discussion at the French Table. Speakers of all levels are invited to join the group every Thursday evening at Henry’s Bar and Coffee Shop.
As a part o KU Inormationechnology’s “Print romAnywhere” service, students willnow be able to print rom any iOS device, rom anywhere. Tisnew service will go along withthe current ability to print rompersonal computers and campuscomputer labs.Tis service is designed so thatstudents on-the-go can maintaintheir busy schedules withouthaving to sacrice precious timewaiting in lines at the printer.According to technology.ku.edu,the Print rom Anywhere initiativewill allow or remote printing to 12dierent locations across campus,including Watson and AnschutzLibraries.Library ocials are excitedto see the iOS unction addedto the already successulremote printingservices.“Over thecourse o theyear we haveover 1.6 millionpeople walk through our, doors and thisinitiative allows students accessto point-o-need services,” saidRebecca Smith, executive directoro communications or KULibraries. Smith hopes that thisaddition will help to cut down onprint queues in the libraries.o take advantage o this service,students can simply go to theprint option, select which buildingthey would like to pick up theirdocuments in, and upload theirles. Aer having completed thisprocess the les will remain in thequeue at the selected location ortwo hours.Upon arriving at the selectedlocation, all students need to dois log in to the printer using theirUniversity ID inormation.Like campus ocials, studentsare also excited to make use o this program.“Being able to print romanywhere would be very convenient, especially i you’rein a hurry,”said AllisonMcLeay, areshman romOmaha, Neb.Ryan Johnson,a junior romSalina, alsothinks “thiswill speed upthe printing process and cut downon waiting times.”However, not everyone isconvinced that this new servicewill make alarge-scaledierence.“It seems likea really coolidea, but I don’tknow i it willmake much o a dierence,”said Brittany Platt, a sophomorerom Chicago. “Because not a loto students will take advantage o it.” Students can visit technology.ku.edu or a detailed list o locations and instructions orprinting. KU I also encouragesstudents to make use o itshelplines and provide eedback as they attempt to work the bugsout with this new addition to theirservices.
—Edited by Ashleigh Tidwell
Print from Anywhere brings printing to iOS devices
McLeay Johnson Platt
— information from the U.S. Department of Justice, Javelin Strategy and Research
Average number of
U.S. IDENTITY FRAUD VICTIMS
FINANCIAL LOSS PER IDENTITY THEFT INCIDENT
of identity thefts were
REPORTED AS MISUSE OF EXISTING CREDIT CARD
REPORTED AS MISUSE OF OTHER EXISTINGBANK ACCOUNTS
REPORTED AS MISUSE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION