Protect your login information
Identity theft and data breaches are facilitated by easily guessed and predictable passwords. The password should contain at least eight characters consisting of mixed upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters.
- Never give your password to anyone else.
- Do not use the same password for different accounts (such as the student account and your private email account).
- Multi-factor authentication, MFA, means that as an extra security measure you use two different verification steps when logging in to a service. Therefore, use MFA where possible, such as for your student email and Microsoft 365.
- If you suspect that someone has obtained your login details, change your password immediately!
About the student account and changing password
About the student email, Microsoft 365 and how to activate MFA
Be aware of phishing attempts
In phishing, the sender tries to gain access to sensitive information which is then used to steal information or spread viruses in your computer, to your storage areas or to your contacts.
- Before clicking on links or opening attachments, ask yourself if the sender is known and the message is genuine.
- Never give out login details via email.
- Pay attention to emails containing bad language.
- Forward suspicious email that you receive in your student email to the following address: email@example.com
Protect your devices
The majority of all cyber attacks are enabled by already known flaws in equipment, apps and programs. The university does not require any particular type of personal computer for your studies, but for the use of certain software there may be specific requirements.
To protect your devices from intrusions, consider the following:
- Always install and approve security updates on your computer, phone and other devices as soon as possible!
- Use screen lock on all of your mobile devices, such as phones and tablets.
- Avoid connecting your devices to public open networks, such as in cafes and airports.
- Only visit websites you trust, and only download applications from known and reputable publishers.
Report suspicious breaches
If you have received emails to your student email that you suspect are phishing attempts, please report this to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal data incidents must be reported to email@example.com.
More information about personal data incidents