With more and more content online, it's important to educate yourself on basic security practices. Below are some useful information in regards to computer and internet safety.
UHWO ITSC recommends the following when it comes to passwords:
- Minimum of 8 characters
- Contain a combination of upper case, lower case, numbers and special characters (e.g. !,@,#)
- Use different passwords for different systems
- Change passwords every 6 months
For added security, consider enabling multi-factor authentication (MFA) for your Google@UH accounts.
What is 'phishing'?
Phishing (pronounced 'fishing') are attempts by cyber criminals who pose as a legitimate company with the hopes of stealing your credentials usually via email. If successful, cyber criminals not only have access to your account, but they attempt to lure your friends, family and contacts in with the same trick. Learn more on how to avoid being a phishing victim by reviewing the following tips.
Recent Security Alerts from ITS
- Phishing Attempt: ACTION REQUIRED (Sep 21)
- Phishing Attempt: Reminder: New Statement (Sep 12)
- Phishing Attempt: reminder: we have disabelled you …
- Phishing Attempt: Directory (Sep 7)
- Phishing Attempt: E-mail Security Update OR E-mail …
It is very common today for all computers to have anti-virus software installed. Anti-virus software is used to detect and protect your computer against malicious software that enter your computer from downloaded software or apps. Most anti-virus software also provides some protection against spyware (malicious software that enters your computer through infected web pages).
The UH System offers free McAfee Anti-Virus software to all UH faculty, staff, and students (while they are enrolled).