Here are some tips for keeping yourself secure when navigating online, both on and off campus. Hint: make sure to take advantage of UVM and UVM Medical Center’s resources!
On library computers: When you use the default account or the UVMMC login, the settings have been pre-configured to prioritize privacy and anonymity. When you log in with your own UVM NetID, you get a clean version of Windows each time, with defaults that prioritize sharing and seamlessness. If you don't need to log in, it's safer not to. And if you do log in, be sure to log out when you leave.
On your own devices: Be sure to keep your operating system, applications, and malware protection updated. Use two-factor authentication everywhere you can (see UVM's multi-factor authentication site for options) and keep your authentication options updated so you don't lock yourself out of your own accounts!
Everywhere: Remember that it's not just your own information you're responsible for. If you get hacked, everything you have access to -- including patient information, research data, and student information -- can also be at risk.
Check out more tips at Stop Think Connect . If you ever wonder if an e-mail message is a phish or an app update is legitimate, check out UVM's Security Website or contact the Help Desk (UVM's is at 656-2604, UVMMC's is 847-1414).