Terry McBrien’s presentation on FAMIS at the Lunch & Learn on August 17th.
Archive for August, 2010
Many web sites allow you to share a username and password for a different web site in order to provide integration and interaction between the two sites. For instance, you may have noticed that many news web sites allow you to log into Facebook or Twitter in order to quickly share links to a story. However, when it comes to sharing your UConn usernames and passwords (for example, your NetID or PeopleSoft logins) the University does not endorse providing your logins to third parties.
Some web sites allow you to wager on the grades you’ll receive this semester. However, although these web sites may look legitimate, there is no guarantee that they are. The University does not have a contract in place with these vendors so if you share your UConn login information with these web sites, the University cannot guarantee that your account is not accessed for questionable purposes.
When you provide your UConn usernames and passwords to another person or web site, besides violating University policies, you may be forfeiting your own privacy!Some general password reminders:
- Keep your passwords private – No one needs to log into any system as you. Ever.
- Make your passwords different – Vary the passwords you use on different systems. If one system is compromised (such as your email account) you won’t have to worry about your other accounts being compromised as well (such as your bank account).
- Make it hard to guess – Use at least 8 characters for all of your passwords and mix in letters (capital and lowercase), numbers, and puncuation
Malware leveraging the current .lnk vulnerability is actively attempting to exploit Windows clients and servers. The Internet Storm Center recommends patching immediately ( http://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=9313).
UITS will be patching all Windows Servers starting at 2:30 PM EST. ( http://itstatus.uconn.edu).
Please review post Friday’s post for additional information.
We recommend you patch your systems as soon as possible.