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Defend your data: Don’t store personal tax information on any WVU computer

Information Technology Services reminds all employees and students that they should NEVER store personal financial information on University-owned computers.

All employees should have received a paper copy of their W-2 from WVU Tax Services by January 31. Although W-2 forms are also available to print from MyAccess, DO NOT download or save a copy of this document to a University machine.

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Employees, students: Slow down, be skeptical of suspicious looking email

An increasing number of WVU employee accounts are being compromised by, then used for phishing scams, or attempts to steal your credentials and personal information. NEVER reply to or click on links in emails that sound suspicious or come from an unexpected or unusual sender, and never supply your Login username or password by email.  Information Technology Services will NEVER ask for your Social Security number, credit card information or WVU credentials by email. Nor will ITS email to ask you to validate or verify your account, or add or clean up storage.  WVU receives over 100 million pieces of spam a month, and ITS blocks most of it, but when there are that many, some are bound to get through. 

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Defend Your Data: Join Data Privacy Day by signing up for two-factor authentication

With Data Privacy Day coming Jan. 28, now is the perfect time to begin using two-factor authentication. The free Duo Mobile smart phone application is a concrete way that faculty and staff can help protect sensitive and personally identifiable information in WVU systems.

Two-factor authentication is a second layer of security besides your password. It requires you to confirm your identity with two things – something you KNOW and something you HAVE.

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