An email, supposedly from a UF professor, includes a Word document attachment.

Never open email attachments or links from suspicious senders!

A person writing an email on a laptop.

Never reveal personal, financial, or corporate information in email.

Be wary of unsolicited communications from individuals asking about personal information and/or internal information about your employer or school.

An email advertises a work from home position with only 3 hours a week and a $450 weekly pay rate.

Take caution with any emails that offer “free” products, rewards points you never signed up for, really good job offers, or anything else that seems too good to be true.

An iPhone prompts a user to authenticate their account using Touch ID.

Use Multi-Factor Authentication wherever possible.

You already use Duo for your GatorLink account, but it is important to secure other accounts such as your personal email, bank, and even social media!

Many services support MFA; you can view a list at the 2FA Directory.

A photo of a flower is shared on Instagram, with the geotag

Clean up your social media accounts!

Remove Geotags, unnecessary personal information, and any identifications of companies you do business with.

This information makes it easier for cybercriminals to impersonate you, and potentially take over your online accounts.

You have options for backing up your devices! There are cloud services like OneDrive, iCloud, Dropbox, and Google Drive. Additionally, computers running Windows and macOS have tools to backup to an external drive.

Periodically back up your devices to an external drive, or the cloud.

If your information were to get lost in a social engineering attack, a backup would provide a way to get it back.

Backup Instructions

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