UFV Wireless Network Security

Information Technology Services is now offering both public and secure wireless connections.  For your protection, it is strongly recommended that you use UFV-Secure to protect access to online accounts and sites where you might provide personal information.

Connecting to UFV-Secure for the First Time?

Because of the growing number of wireless devices available, it is not practical to provide step-by-step instructions for configuring a wireless connection for each device. 

Users who are unsure of how to configure a wireless connection for a particular device should follow the instructions provided by the device manufacturer. 

Please refer to our Manual Configuration page for information required to complete the secure wireless connection.

Acceptable Use Policy

UFV-Wireless provides an open but unprotected connection to the wireless network
UFV-Secure provides a protected connection to the wireless network

See the Learn more. . .  section on this page for additional information about the difference between the public and secure wireless, as well as information on how to manually configure a secure wireless connection.


Online Passwords

This was just posted a few weeks ago, but in light of recent events, it bears repeating as it applies to UFV access, as well. . .

It seems that every week there are stories of people who have had their Twitter or Facebook account hacked.

Bad actors are on the prowl looking for easy targets such as online accounts that can be compromised and accessed for malicious purposes.

What can be done about this?

To start, make sure your online account is secured with a strong password—at least 10 characters that include a combination of uppercase, lowercase, numeric and special characters.

Further, be sure to use a different password for each online account.  This way, if one password is compromised, your other accounts are still protected.

Last, but not least, keep your passwords to yourself.  Treat them like the keys to your home.



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