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The new MFA system requires that all faculty, staff and students create at least one second factor for authentication. The first factor is your password. This document outlines the various options for the second factor, and explains the pro's and con's of each one.
UWindsor recommends two different anti-virus solutions for home computers: Windows Defender for Windows 10, and Sophos Home antivirus for Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Apple Macs.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) combines two or more independent credentials - what you know (your password) with something you have (mobile phone) in order to create a second layer of security for your UWin Account. Even if someone knows your password, they will be prevented from accessing your account when it is protected by MFA.
This article explains how to configure your auth options before (recommended) or after MFA was enabled on your account.
This article explains how to configure your authentication options after MFA was enabled on your account.
Delivery failure report for the e-mail message that you did not send.
Best practices for secure passwords
UWindsor recommends anti-virus for all campus computers. IT Services runs Windows Defender on Windows 10 computers, and installs Sophos Endpoint Security and Control virus protection on Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 and Apple Macintosh.
Phishing scams are fake e-mails trying to trick users into actions on behalf of the scanner. This article shows how to recognize phishing messages, how to avoid them and what to do when you discover one.
The University’s IT Digital Password Management Policy requires regular renewal (changing) of passwords. KeePass is a tool which can be used to make organising these passwords easier.
In the event that you forget your UWin ID password, answering three secret questions will enable you to reset your password online without having to visit the Service Desk in person and present your ID.