Published April 1, 2020
UB added Duo two-step verification in 2019, requiring a personal device as well as a password to log into most UB services. Beginning April 1, UB students will be required to use a third step.
UB Information Security Officer Mark Herron explains the new strategy: “In the old days you just had a password. That’s one ‘factor.’ Now you also get a message to your phone or something similar. That’s a second factor, and that makes things safer” he says. “So what if you added a second, second factor?” Mark beamed.
Beginning April 1st, you will also be able to verify your UB logins using any of the following:
Needless to say, everyone is thrilled about the new changes.
“I’m the kind of person who enjoys entering a password when logging in online,” said Noh Boddy-Everr, a sophomore studying classical wordplay. “So naturally, I’m in favor of anything that makes the process of logging in a little longer, even if it’s only a few more seconds.”
UBIT is committed to helping keep your personal information safe... no matter how many steps it takes!
To find out more about two-step (and beyond) verification at UB, visit the Duo pages on the UBIT website.