Dear Williams Community,
Many, many Williams people have been receiving fake emails regarding “hacked” accounts.
What can I do to prevent compromises at other services from affecting my Williams and other important accounts?
1. Set up 2-step authentication wherever possible. At Williams this is done from https://www.google.com/landing/2step/ . Apple, PayPal and most likely your banking sites also encourage you to set up 2-step authentication. Use it!
2. Use a different password for every site. Don’t let a breach at Facebook or LinkedIn compromise your Williams account! You can easily have different passwords by using a password manager like LastPass: http://oit.williams.edu/help-docs/lastpass-password-manager/ or Valt: https://valt.io/
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Director of Client Services
Office for Information Technology