Around campus you will see posters that will make you Stop | Think | before you Connect!
Week 1: Simple Steps to Online Safety – THINK BEFORE YOU CLICK!
Passwords: Protecting yourself by using strong, unique passwords for each of your devices and online account.
- Strong – cannot be easily guessed by hackers
- Tired of complex passwords? Try using a passphrase instead.
The longer your passphrase is, the stronger!
- Unique – using a different password for each device/online account – if one password is compromised all your other accounts/devices are still safe.
- Can’t remember all those strong, unique passwords – use a password manager; stores all of your passwords in an encrypted format.
- Where available, enable two-step verification on accounts that support it. Two-step verification uses your password and adds a second step (code being sent to smartphone, or using fingerprint). Even some password managers support this feature – it’s easier than you think!
Best Password Managers of 2017: https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407168,00.asp
Office of Information Technology
OIT Service Desk
St. John Fisher College
phone: (585) 385-8016
A recent situation occurred where a user’s network account may have been compromised.
This is a reminder that our password security is important. Before everyone finishes all of our end of the semester activities please take a few moments to think about how secure your password is.
- Is it complex enough that it cannot be easily guessed?
- Have you written it down somewhere, that someone could have found it?
- Has someone watched you type it in and figured out what it was?
- Is the computer and the website you’re about to log into secure?
- Can I trust this email that’s asking for my account information?
Everyone has access to important information and it is everyone’s job to keep it safe and secure. If these questions make you think twice, you should reset your password to be safe. Go to the SJFC web page and search for “Password” to find information on how to reset your password today.
And Remember – Protect Yourself and our Community!!
- Never reply to suspicious emails, tweet, or posts with your personal or financial information.
- Never enter your password after following a link from an email that you don’t trust.
- Don’t send your password via email.
- OIT will NEVER ask for your password by email.
- Only sign in to your account when you are 100% sure you’re on the real site.
- Report suspicious emails, phishing scams and any other questionable situations.
The Office of Information Technology
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