Learn about avoiding email scams, protecting your devices and where to get to help if you've been hacked.
Learn to recognize a phishing attempt, what is a suspicious email and what to avoid. Learn about Online Scams.
Connect to UB resources and protect your personal information from off campus using UB VPN AnyConnect.
Report the theft and start a recovery plan at the Federal Trade Commission's website, https://identitytheft.gov/
The Information Security Office manages training for interested UB departments called Fundamentals of Information Security (located in UB EDGE). The course covers security best practices to prevent, detect and respond to information security threats. In 30 minutes or less, it covers essential topics such as password management, identity theft, malware and social engineering. Contact the Information Security Office for more information or to request access to the course.
Find instructions for disposing old equipment and cleaning off your computer before you recycle it.
Contact the UBIT Help Center.
Becoming familiar with how Facebook works and other social media is important. Here are some safeguards.
Invest in a laptop lock to physically secure it and you can purchase software such as LoJack so your laptop can be tracked and possibly recovered if stolen.
Read our Common Ways to be Compromised and take precautions.
Read our Web Browser Hardening Recommendations.
If you are using a peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing program or have set up an ftp server, make sure that you are not "serving" copyright-protected materials to the world. If the University is notified by policing organizations such as the RIAA, MPAA, or their agents, you will be requested to appear at UB's Computer Discipline Office to discuss the complaint. Failure to appear could result in deactivation of your UBIT privileges. Learn more about the Digital Millienilum Copyright Act (DMCA).