At universities across the country, the theft of electronic IDs assigned to faculty, staff, and students, such as your UBITName and password at UB, is a rapidly growing problem.
Used with your UBIT password, it provides access to your personal information and campus services, such as email.
For many of us, it also provides access to other people’s data. Protecting data placed in UB’s care by faculty, staff, and students is part of being a responsible network citizen. Keeping your password safe is one way you can help protect everyone’s data on campus.
Social Security Numbers are exposed while logged into NYS Payroll Online. Also, they can defraud the government in your name, fraudulently file your income taxes, take out loans and credit cards and falsify documents such as passports.
In addition, they can access any service that you access with your UBITName:
No one besides you should know your password. Not your supervisor, assistant, technical support staff, family members or friends.