UFIT sponsors several USB trade-in events each year to assist faculty and staff with compliance of UF's Mobile Computing and Storage Devices policy. The goal of these events is to get encrypted USB drives distributed and remove unencrypted flash drives from our campus. Check the USB trade-in page for a list of upcoming trade-in events as well as updated program details.
Never Give Out Your Password
Don't be fooled. E-mail from UF will never ask you for your password. Predators often attempt to lure people to reply to an e-mail or click a link to a fraudulent website to obtain personal information like passwords.
Always Update Your Computer
Don't wait to update.Updates to software and plugins provide new features along with improved security and reliability. These fixes to bugs and loopholes prevent attackers from installing malicious programs while you surf the web.
Simple Things to Do to Keep Safe
UF Policy requires that laptops and smartphones be secured, including the use of encryption
Topics: How to Create a Strong Password, Characteristics of a Strong Password, Storing your Password, Fun Password Tip: Passwords are Like Underwear
UF offers McAfee virus protection software free to all faculty, staff and students. Additional malware protection is available free for personal use by some vendors. Ad-Aware, Malwarebytes, Virus Total, and others.
Topics: Sharing Copyrighted Music is Illegal, Copyright Infringement Penalties, Legal Sources of Online Content
Keep the your laptop and the data on it safe. Topics: What are the Dangers, Physical Protection, Laptop Tracking and Recovery, Backups