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Webhosting: Registration, Security & Administration

March 20th, 2024 | by
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What does webhosting mean?
Webhosting refers to the provision of storage space (webspace) for the provision of websites. The people who create the website fill this webspace with different content, including images, videos, files, and fonts. Websites are similar to text documents that can be made available and accessed on the Internet. The content of the websites must be saved so that we can access them from anywhere at any time. However, this storage does not take place on a local computer, but on a high-performance server that is connected to the Internet around the clock. In this way, the created website remains continuously available online and the content can be accessed by users worldwide. RWTH Aachen University and FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences cooperate to provide webspace to institutes and student associations as webhosting providers.


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Spoofing: An Underestimated Threat

March 18th, 2024 | by
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In the world of IT security, there are a variety of threats that can affect companies and individuals alike. One of these threats that is often underestimated is spoofing. Spoofing is a technique where the attacker attempts to disguise their true identity in order to gain access to sensitive information. In doing so, they attempt to cause damage or pretend to be a trustworthy source. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the technique of spoofing, show the different forms it can take and explain how companies and individuals can protect themselves against spoofing attacks.

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Mail Security – How to Configure Forwarding Correctly

March 13th, 2024 | by
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In this article in our mail security series, we will show you how to configure the forwarding of incoming mails. In our previous articles, we have informed you about the problems involved in sending mails, possible security vulnerabilities and security mechanisms that have already been implemented and explained why redirects are bad. This article is about setting up forwarding in the RWTH Mail App, also known as “OWA” (Outlook Web App).

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Video Tutorials on Multifactor-Authentication and the Token Manager

March 8th, 2024 | by
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On February 1, 2024, the RWTH Aachen University introduced multifactor-authentication (MFA) for the VPN service. This will significantly improve the protection of the IT services you use.

You can learn how to use MFA for VPN and how to set up your second authentication factor in the Token Manager in the first videos in our video series on multifactor-authentication, which we are presenting to you today.

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Time to say goodbye, RWTH-Tenant!

March 6th, 2024 | by
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Some time ago, we already started cleaning up the Microsoft accounts in the old RWTH-Tenant. First, it was the turn of the students of RWTH Aachen University.

Now we will continue with the Microsoft accounts of the employees, so that at the end of the clean-up campaign we can duly say goodbye to the RWTH-Tenant.

In today’s article, we’ll explain what the clean-up campaign is all about, what you should look out for, and where you need to take action yourself.


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RWTHmoodle: Help, My Study Rooms Have Suddenly Disappeared!

March 4th, 2024 | by
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We often receive enquiries from students at the beginning of the semester because their current study rooms no longer appear in RWTHmoodle despite successful registration. There are two reasons for this, which we would now like to explain to you in more detail.


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Review of the SWT Fair 2024

March 1st, 2024 | by
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On February 16, 2024, the IT Center opened its doors again for the Software Technology Fair, which is the highlight of the Software Technology module for the dual students of the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science degree program. The prospective mathematical-technical software developers (MATSE) had the opportunity to proudly present their practical projects.

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My Apprenticeship at the IT Center

February 28th, 2024 | by
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My name is Daniel Malenkovic and I completed my training as a dialog marketing specialist at the IT Center at RWTH Aachen University. In this blog post, I talk about the training, my tasks and the highlights I was able to experience here – and hopefully I can motivate some of you to also consider such training.

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Tell-a-Fairy-Tale Day 2024

February 26th, 2024 | by
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Welcome to the fascinating world of IT fairy tales! Today, on the occasion of “Tell a Fairy Tale Day”, we dive into the rich tradition of storytelling and discover how fairy tales not only inspire our imagination, but also play a role in the IT world. The “Tell a Fairy Tale Day” was created to celebrate the art of storytelling and promote the joy of storytelling and listening.

But why is this day also important for IT?

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Change at the RWTH Aachen Software Shop

February 23rd, 2024 | by
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To simplify the procurement processes in the area of software, the IT Center has been operating the RWTH Software Shop in cooperation with asknet Solutions AG for years.

asknet Solutions AG is currently in self-administered insolvency proceedings. RWTH has therefore decided to terminate the current contract in the first quarter of 2024, on March 25, 2024.

In this context, an alternative provider for a new software store is required. This needs a thorough specification of the desired functions and requirements with a corresponding invitation to tender in order to ensure sustainable operation. Due to the short-term nature of the events, the IT Center will offer an interim solution with the most important functionalities for the transition period during the procurement of a new system.

On March 26, 2024, the interim solution AcadCloud from SoftwareOne will be launched with limited functions. Read below to find out exactly what this means.

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