Technology Security Tips - Passwords
No one on campus will ever ask you for your user ID or password, including IS staff.
If anyone asks you for it – in person, via phone, through email or by any other way – don't give it to them. You are responsible for any and all activity occurring as a result of the use of your username and password on any and all systems.
Treat your password like your signature and protect it.
Do not share computer accounts. Sharing computer accounts and passwords is a violation of the college’s acceptable use policy.
If you are asked to share your computer account or password, tell your supervisor.
Phishing - Verification of Passwords by Email
If you ever receive an email asking for your username and password, delete the message.
Information Services and legitimate companies would never ask for your username in combination with your password, especially in the form of an email.
Please be aware that these messages are a form of phishing, which appear to come from a legitimate source but do not.
Never provide usernames, passwords, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers or other sensitive information via email.
Just Say No
If your Web browser offers to save your password, always click No. Alternatively, turn off the password-saving feature in your browser.
- If you have Internet Explorer, select Internet Options from the tools menu.
- Choose the content tab.
- Click on AutoComplete.
- Uncheck the options for Prompt Me to Save Passwords, Clear Your Password History and Clear Forms.
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