Financial Affairs to Require DUO for Direct Deposit Self Service

Effective August 1, 2017, all UA employees will be required to use DUO Two Factor Authentication to access their online, self-service direct deposit banking information on myBama. DUO provides a secure avenue for UA employees to access direct deposit information from both on and off campus.

Because it requires two factors to verify an employee’s identity, DUO adds a second layer of security to myBama accounts. These factors include something you know – your username and password, and something that you have – a smartphone, landline phone or passcode, to authenticate and grant access to an account.  The intent of requiring DUO to access direct deposit self-service banking information is to protect the myBama credentials of UA faculty, staff and students from remote attackers to ensure account security.

To activate your DUO account, visit www.duo.ua.edu. Users should follow the screen prompts and choose their preferred authentication type. Users can utilize a smartphone, a landline phone or passcodes. For more information, step-by-step instructions, and a complete tutorial, please visit www.oit.ua.edu/duo.

Planned Network Outages – Network Updates

Monday, July 10 and Thursday, July 13, Office of Information Technology will be performing upgrades to the UA campus network. Users may experience network outages from 6:00 a.m. until 6:30 a.m. If you experience any connectivity issues after 6:30 a.m., please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555. The Office of Information Technology is proud to perform these upgrades to continue to provide superior networking services to the UA community.

June 27 Phishing Attempt

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, many UA students, faculty and staff received a phishing email with the subject title “RE: URGENT NOTIFICATION FROM UNIVERSAL”

This is a phishing attempt designed to obtain sensitive user data. If you haven’t already, please delete the email.

If you did receive this email, and you did click on the link in the email to provide any sensitive information, please promptly change your myBama password and activate DUO at duo.ua.edu. Please contact the IT Service Desk with questions and concerns 205-348-5555 or itsd@ua.edu.

Below is a screenshot of the email.

June 24 Phishing Attempt

Saturday, June 24, 2017, many UA students, faculty and staff received a phishing email with the subject title “RE: URGENT NOTIFICATION FROM FAFSA”

This is a phishing attempt designed to obtain sensitive user data, including social security numbers. If you haven’t already, please delete the email.

If you did receive this email, and you did click on the link in the email to provide any sensitive information, please promptly change your myBama password and activate DUO at duo.ua.edu. Please contact the IT Service Desk with questions and concerns 205-348-5555 or itsd@ua.edu.

Below is a screenshot of the email.

 

June 18 Phishing Attempt

Sunday, June 18, 2017, many UA employees received a phishing email with the subject title “Urgent-Important Campus Alert”

This email appeared to come from the “University of Alabama” however, it did not originate from a legitimate UA account, it is a phishing attempt. If you haven’t already, please delete the email.

If you did receive this email, and you did click on the link in the email to provide any information, please promptly change your myBama password and activate DUO at duo.ua.edu. Please contact the IT Service Desk with questions and concerns 205-348-5555 or itsd@ua.edu.

Below is a screenshot of the email.

VPN Upgrade – June 17

Saturday, June 17, The Office of Information Technology will be performing an upgrade to the UA Virtual Private Network (VPN). The VPN will be unavailable during the upgrade, which will occur from 7:00 am until 7:30 p.m.  If you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or itsd@ua.edu.

June 14 Phishing Attempt

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, many UA employees received a phishing email with the subject title “Kindly Verify The Identity of your Account!!”

This email appeared to come from the “University of Alabama” email address its@ua.edu; however, it did not originate from a legitimate UA account, it is a phishing attempt. If you haven’t already, please delete the email.

If you did receive this email, and you did click on the link in the email to provide any information, please promptly change your myBama password and activate DUO at duo.ua.edu. Please contact the IT Service Desk with questions and concerns 205-348-5555 or itsd@ua.edu.

Below is a screenshot of the email.

June 13 Phishing Attempt

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, many UA employees received a phishing email with the subject title “Request closed”.

This email appeared to come from the “Information Technology Service” which was posing as the IT Service Desk. This email did not originate from the IT Service Desk, it is a phishing attempt. If you haven’t already, please delete the email.

If you did receive this email, and you did click on the link in the email to provide any information, please promptly change your myBama password and activate DUO at duo.ua.edu. Please contact the IT Service Desk with questions and concerns 205-348-5555 or itsd@ua.edu.

Below is a screenshot of the email.