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University of Wyoming Division of Information Technology

Protect Your Personal Computer Accounts & Data

What is phishing? Can phishing hurt me? Find out how to protect your identity, your username (user ID) and password, and make strong passwords that hackers won’t easily discover. Following these guidelines can help you protect your data; personal data of students, faculty, and staff; and important research.


Phishing Scams Information
(www.uwyo.edu/infotech/services/security/phishing.asp)

Be wary of email. Don't provide personal information for unsolicited email, even if you recognize the name of the institution.

UW Electronic Devices and Media Transfer/Sale/Disposal Procedures (Word doc)

The Best Defense is User Education
Access to these articles requires free registration.

Ouch Newsletter
(http://it.uwyo.edu/newsletters/)

SANS Institute (http://www.sans.org/aboutsans.php) monthly report on identity theft and computer attacks

Use Strong Passwords
(www.uwyo.edu/infotech/security/passwords.asp)

How fast can someone guess my password?
(www.uwyo.edu/infotech/security/passwords.htm)

Password Do's and Don'ts courtesy of Virginia Commonwealth University
(www.uwyo.edu/services/security/passwords.asp#vcu)

SSL Encryption
(www.uwyo.edu/AskIT/displaydoc.asp?id=697)

Protecting personal information submitted through Web pages

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