Worried about the safety of your online information? Protect yourself with Multi-Factor Authentication
Have you heard of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)? It’s a bit of a mouthful, but it’s actually a simple way to protect your personal or sensitive online information – and it’s now available to all students.
MFA verifies your identity when you log in to Deakin applications that currently use single sign-on (SSO). Using an extra layer of security in addition to a username and password helps to protect your accounts from unauthorised access.
Keeping your personal information safe is extra important as we all study online. During the online exam period, our Cyber Security team is reporting that more student accounts are being targeted, so take a few minutes to set up MFA and make sure you’re fully protected.
How do I set up and use MFA?
To make it an easy process, we run our MFA through an app called DUO Mobile. To get started with MFA:
- Download the latest version of the DUO Mobile app from Google Play or the Apple Store. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can register with your mobile number to use our SMS option.
- Follow these set-up instructions, which include some helpful screenshots.
- When you access an SSO service, just approve the DUO log-in notification when prompted and you’ll be signed in. Simple! We also recommend you tick the box that says ‘Keep me signed in for seven days’ to make things even quicker.
What if I forget my mobile?
Don’t stress if there’s times when don’t have your DUO-registered device on you! IT Help offers self-service support so you can still access Deakin systems and tools securely using an MFA bypass code.
Where can I find help or more information?
- Find out more about MFA, including answers to FAQs.
- If you have any problems setting up MFA, contact the IT Service Desk for assistance.