Cybercriminals’ top priority is a real-life payout. For Ohio State student systems, that means criminals may target money that comes to students in the form of refunds, grants, scholarships, loans or other financial aid. If criminals get your user name and crack your password, they may be able to divert funds scheduled for direct deposit into your bank account and send the money to their account instead.
Author: Beth Varcho
The 2018 Ohio State calendar, featuring university holidays, semester start dates and commencements is now available from the Office of the Chief Information Officer and the Office of Distance Education and eLearning. The PDF version is available to download, print and share with colleagues. You can also download the iCal at https://go.osu.edu/2018ical to add the dates to your work calendar or smartphone!
Beginning Sunday, November 5, multifactor authentication will be added to the Student Information Systems behind Buckeye Link that store personal and financial information. You may already be using multi-factor authentication to log in to other accounts at your bank, email, gaming sites or social media sites.
Beginning November 5, all active students and university employees will be required to use BuckeyePass along with their Ohio State username and password to access Student Information Systems. Carmen is not affected. University employees are already using BuckeyePass to access Employee Self Service; it is not necessary to enroll again.
The following resources can be used to communicate information about BuckeyePass.
Have you ever received a “tech support” call from Microsoft that just didn’t seem on the level? Do you regularly receive emails that may as well have SCAM in the subject line? If you are comfortable with technology and use it frequently, you probably know what to look for and how to protect against most cyber-schemes. However, you probably have friends and family that are not comfortable and who may miss tell-tale signs that seem obvious to you.
Most people know that using strong and unique passwords is the best way to protect your information, but how can you remember all of them? Password managers are the solution to remembering the strong and unique passwords you set for every account.
If you are a student or an employee of Ohio State, you already have free access to Office Online and BuckeyeBox, with unlimited storage thanks to the university. Put the two together and you have a winning combination.
The IT Service Desk is available at the BuckeyeBar during business hours and by phone around the clock to help you solve technology problems. At the beginning of term, we generally get numerous questions about the same few services. We are here to help if you need it, but often users can fix problems more quickly on their own if they have the correct information. Below are solutions to some of the most common problems.