A network/Office 365 password is used to access many applications and services at Columbia College, such as email, and applications that the college uses. It is important to choose a strong network/Office 365 password to make sure no one but you gains access.
To Reset Forgotten Columbia Email Password, please follow the instructions list in the knowledgebase article.
Secure passwords have a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. Choose passwords that are easy to remember but not easily guessed. Below are more helpful tips to choose a strong password.
Never give out your password online or over the phone to others. Email and phone requests for this information and other private information are phishing scams.
Don't share your passwords with friends or family members. Especially do not give anyone your Network/Office 365 password to gain access to any Columbia College Chicago service. Giving this information out to others is giving them the authority to sign your name, which makes you responsible for all activities associated with your account.
The college, IT administrators or trustworthy companies will never request this kind of information through email, fax, or phone.
Today’s browsers offer many conveniences to make online easier. However, there are some features that carry security risks so it’s important to understand the risk you are exposing yourself to before you use them.
It is appealing to save your password to make online access easier, however, if someone manages to get into your computer over a network, or who manages to gain physical access to one of your devices can easily steal any information you have saved in your browser. There are password managers that can make password management easier.
Browser syncing can be convenient for people who use multiple computers or devices throughout the day, but it is important to be aware of the associated risks. Any data allowed to sync will be stored on the vendor server, not just in the local cache on your device, making it vulnerable to theft if the vendor servers are ever compromised. Ensure that you do not enable syncing on a public computer and if you do, sign out completely.
Manually completing forms can be a pain but enabling autocomplete to save a few precious minutes is putting yourself in risk. You might inadvertently end up storing sensitive information such as social security numbers or credit card numbers without even realizing you did so. Don’t put yourself at risk just to save a couple of minutes.
Using a recognized browser is your best bet. These browsers follow standard guidelines and maintain the browser by issuing frequent software updates to fix any problems. We have these browsers below for you:
However, this is not 100% guarantee to be secured. Whatever browser you choose, be sure to enable automatic updates so that any security patches the vendor provides are applied in a timely fashion. It’s also important to enable your operating system’s automatic updates, as they do include security fixes for your browser.
Install browser add-ons, plug-ins, toolbars, and extensions sparingly and with care. Browser add-ons function by allowing code to run on your computer. Add-ons from untrustworthy sources can pose risks to privacy and data security.
Research the source of the add-on, plug-in, or extension. Download it from its original source (third-party developer) or from one of the major browser support websites. Most reputable add-ons are endorsed by the browser(s) that they can be used with.
Sometimes, you may visit a website that asks you to install a new add-on or plug-in, so you can fully view the website. This can be risky, as the website may direct you to malware, rather than a legitimate add-on/plug-in.
Enable automatic updates to add-ons, plug-ins and extensions to ensure that they have up-to-date protection against potential security threats.
The Columbia College Chicago Library observes all copyright and fair use provisions mandated by the United States Copyright Act of 1976 (Title 17, United States Code). The fair use guidelines outlined in Section 107 of Title 17 allow that copyrighted works may be legally reproduced for certain limited, educational purposes. Educational use may not be sufficient to make the argument of fair use. Four factors must be considered to determine if the purpose falls under the provision of fair use. Consult the following resources to understand more about copyrighted material.
To learn more about Copyright protection at Columbia College Chicago please visit the Library's Copyright Statement.