Cyber criminals come out with new attacks all the time and the best defense against them is education and vigilance. Please pay close attention when you see emails that refer to account upgrades, webmail, help desk mandates, or the like. These are SPAM and a form of email phishing that targets specific user communities. Spammers use public information to lure unsuspecting recipients to sites requesting NetIDs and passwords, or to sites that install malware on computers that may in turn steal local information from the computer.
An important step to protecting yourself online is to learn how to create a strong password. If someone steals your password, they may be able to access your bank accounts, social media sites, personal information and they may even be able to steal your identity.
Instead of using long, complex passwords that can be difficult to remember, we recommend that you use a passphrase.
A passphrase is a simple phrase or sentence that is easy for you to remember, but difficult for others to guess.
An example of a passphrase might be: “What is a Seawolf?”
The strongest passphrases use capital letters, symbols, and the maximum number of characters allowed by the website or program.
In honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, change your NetID password and receive a FREE ICE-CREAM! On October 7th, from 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM, stop by our table at the 2nd Annual FSA Bookstore's Fall Community Festival. We will be outside of the bookstore, facing the Student Union.
Receive a FREE HOT-COCOA On October 29th, when you change your NetID password. Starting at 10:00 AM, stop by the DoIT table at the Commuter Student Appreciation Day at Wolfie's Hut in the South P commuter parking lot.
Learn how to create an effective password/passphrase to help keep your accounts secure.
Find out more about Passwords, Antivirus, Firewalls and Updates that will help keep your computer and devices secure.
Learn how to detect email phishing attacks and learn tips about safely browsing the internet.
Learn more about keeping your apps secure as well as tips on recovering your devide if it is lost or stolen.