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Protecting yourself and TU from online breaches: what you need to know

The Office of Information Security (OIS) in the Office of Technology Services (OTS) reminds faculty, staff, and students to avoid using @towson.edu and @students.towson.edu emails for online accounts and services.

How to protect yourself and Towson University from breaches:

  • Do not use the same password for more than one account. Have strong and different passwords for each account. See TU’s password guidelines for more info.
  • Setup account alerts. By doing this in yourpersonal accounts, you’ll be notified of any suspicious account changes or purchases.
  • Have multiple personalemail addresses. Consider using one email address to conduct personal business, and a separate one for financial transactions.

What to do if one of your accounts may have been involved in a breach:

  • Visit Have I been pawned?https://haveibeenpwned.com/ to verify if any of your email addresses have been included in any breach.
  • If you are concerned that your information or university-owned device may have been compromised, contact OTS at 410-704-5151 or submit a TechHelpservice request.
  • Change your password.
  • Keep up with the latest updates on the breach by following your favorite news outlet.

Forward suspicious emails received through TU accounts to phishing@towson.edu. Visit towson.edu/phishing for more resources.

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