Random Duo Push? Change your password!

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Published November 3, 2023

Receive a Duo push you didn’t initiate? Be sure to reset your password immediately. 

Never approve an unrecognized Duo Push



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Michael Canfield 

It’s easy to approve every Duo Push, but be mindful unless you’re actively logging into a UB service. If you do, you may be allowing scammers access to your UBITName account and all the services it provides, including Financial Aid, UB email and anything else you connect your email to, such as bank accounts and direct deposits. 

Help, I accidentally approved a Duo Push!

If you inadvertently hit approve on a Duo notification, use the UBITName Manager to change your password immediately. This will keep scammers from continuing to access your account. 

Use a strong passphrase

In terms of password strength, go for complexity and uniqueness. Use a passphrase—full sentence with numbers/symbols, like “Sunshine on my sh0ulders!” Easy to remember, super secure.

Create unique passphrases for each account

Don't reuse passwords. Every account needs a unique passphrase. If one is compromised, others stay safe. Use fun, memorable phrases for secure and enjoyable practice.

Need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center any time you need help with UB technology, online at buffalo.edu/ubit/help or by phone at 716-645-3542.