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Changing Your Network Password

Your EHS network login is your gateway to many school technology functions:  your desktop/laptop, the wireless registration system, Canvas, and email.  Keeping it safe and secure is more important than ever.   Students still do not have the option of changing their passwords.  However, adults may change their passwords at any time and will be prompted to do so every six months.

To change your password, follow these instructions while using any school computer.

Windows

  • While logged in to the desktop, hit Ctrl-Alt-Del on the keyboard.
  • Select “Change a Password”
  • Enter your old password and your new password twice
  • Make sure that the new password is eight or more characters
  • Hit Enter or click the arrow
  • Your password will be updated across all systems immediately

Mac / OS X

  • Open the System Preferences app from the Dock
  • Click on the Users & Groups category
  • Click “Change Password…” in the pane on the right
  • Enter your old password and your new password twice
  • Make sure that the new password is eight or more character
  • Your password will be updated across all systems immediately

AdBlock Plus – Keeping your web browsing fast and secure

Adblock Plus is one of the most popular web browser extensions with over 50 million users and it is now available for all major browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Android, Opera, and Internet Explorer).  Adblock Plus provides several benefits to web users by blocking ads of all types on all web pages you visit.  You are by no means required to download or use it but you may find that it improves your browsing experience.
While ads are primarily a nuisance and are getting louder and larger by the month, there are side effects of blocking ads when you go online:
  • Faster loading of pages.  Without ads to download, your web pages will download and appear on the screen faster.  All those video ads that show up on top of your web content can be a thing of the past… why wait to see a web page when you can have it load right away?
  • Adblock Plus can prevent software trackers from keeping a record of all the sites you visit and selling the information to third parties.
  • Some malicious software on websites these days sneak their way into ads.  other ads are designed to fool you into thinking you have a security problem on your computer.  Adblock Plus will keep them from running.  Websense keeps us safe and Adblock plus keeps you even safer.
  • With Adblock plus, you don’t have to watch a thirty second ad before watching a twenty second video of a cat jumping into a bag.  Instead, you just gets cats and bags.

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