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Your cyber security: Have you been “pwned”?

Published: October 30, 2018 7:40 am

Adobe, Target, Yahoo, Uber, LinkedIn, Facebook

These familiar names have something in common besides being major U.S. corporations. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, they are among the companies with the largest data breaches on record.

Did you know there’s a way to find out if your email addresses or passwords have been compromised, or “pwned” (rhymes with owned), in a data breach?

“Have I Been Pwned?” (https://haveibeenpwned.com/) is a free resource to check if your email addresses or passwords have been put at risk and now appear on the dark web. Since knowledge is power, UFIT encourages you to check both your UF and personal email addresses on the site.

UF’s Information Security Office staff are available to present at staff or departmental events on the latest breaches, phishing attempts at UF, the importance of encryption and ways to protect yourself, your money, your privacy and your reputation. Contact them at security@ufl.edu.

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