According to the Better Business Bureau, college-age adults account for a whopping 23 percent of the total number of identity theft compliants. Also, the top sweepstakes/lottery scam of 2011 was specificaly targeted at Facebook users (sorry, the guy who founded Facebook isn't really going to give you any money).
Protecting your information online is easy if you know what to look for. Use the resources below to keep up to date on ways to protect your online identity.
There are four critical areas of cyber security students need to give careful attention.
Phishing schemes are attempts by hackers to fool you into giving up your username and password, often without realizing you've done it.
Employees and students have a way to more securely transmit information via email thanks to the secure email service. While this service will be used on a limited basis, it's something everyone should be aware of so you're not surprised when you receive a secure email message. You can read more on our Secure Email information page.