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Helpful Security Information
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- Preventing and Responding to Identity Theft
Users of UMB network resources are required to have a user password at startup and must “Lock Down" (or log out of) the computer each time it is left unattended. Individual user sessions also must initiate a password-protected screensaver after a period of no more than 30 minutes of inactivity.
Additional policies issued by schools and departments may be applicable to your use of UMB computing resources. View the latest UMB IT Computer Workstation Security Policy.
CITS has seen a noticeable increase in email that looks very official and professional asking for user login credentials. Unfortunately, some users fall victim to these attacks. Once the spammers have valid login information, they begin sending messages to the internet using University identity. Because of the high messaging volumes being sent to the internet from the compromised accounts, UMB servers become “blacklisted.” Once UMB servers are blacklisted, even valid messages sent by UMB users are denied!
Fighting spam and not falling victim to social engineering attacks is everyone’s job. Remember that the University will NEVER ask for your user login credentials in an email mail message. Simply delete these messages; DO NOT reply, EVER.