Published September 29, 2020
Each and every one of us needs to do our part to make sure our online lives are safe and secure. What can you do to make you and your friends, classmates and colleagues safer?
It’s easy to think of cyber security as protecting your own devices and personal information. But we live in an interconnected world, and when you practice cyber security, it makes all of us safer.
What can you do? Implementing stronger security practices is a good start. Make sure you use a strong, unique password every time you sign up for a new service; when you use the same password in multiple places, every account where you use that password becomes less secure.
Better yet, use a passphrase—like a password, but a longer phrase that’s easier for you to remember, and more secure too.
Next, level up your online security by studying up on the common types of scams that might target you and attempt to steal your money or personal information:
If you have any reason to believe your UBITName account has been compromised, change your password immediately—log into the UBITName Manager at ubidm.buffalo.edu, or contact the UBIT Help Center at 716-645-3542, or online at buffalo.edu/ubit/help.
If you believe you are the victim of identity theft, you can report the theft and make a recovery plan at identitytheft.gov.
You can always find the latest tips and alerts about cyber security on the UBIT website—just visit buffalo.edu/ubit/safe.