Two-Step Login (Duo) provides an additional layer of security when you log in to some IU systems. Two-Step Login, also known as two-factor authentication, helps protect sensitive data and guard against increasingly sophisticated email and online scams (e.g., phishing attacks) that can leave you vulnerable to identity theft. IU has partnered with Duo to provide this service.
Description of the following video:
>> You might be wondering, what is two-step login? Well, two-step login helps keep your IU username and passphrase safe from bad guys like identity thieves, even if they get your passphrase. The way it works is pretty simple. When you try to log in to an IU service, you'll be asked to verify your login on a device you own.
But why is two-step login important, you ask? Well, it'll help you avoid some very unpleasant situations. Let's follow Tracey Two-Step as she checks her email, and see a situation where two-step login will be helpful in keeping her info safe. Tracey's about to be the victim of a phishing attack.
If you're not familiar with the term phishing, it's an attempt by someone to pose as a legitimate entity in order to gain access to sensitive information. Tracey received an email that seems a little off, but she still clicked the link in it. She put her IU username and passphrase into the site...
No! Tracey put her passphrase into a site that wasn't an IU site at all. Two-step login provides an extra layer of protection in case you fall prey to a phishing attack, just like Tracey did. While Tracey is off changing her passphrase and setting up two-step login, let's see some examples of what bad guys could do with her username and passphrase.
Tracy's username and passphrase could be used to reroute direct deposit money, like her paycheck, to a bank account that's not hers. Or it could be used to commit tax fraud and claim Tracy's tax refund. It could even be used to change grades in Canvas. Now Tracey has two-step login, so when the bad guys who stole her login information try to do something with it, Tracey can stop them.
Two-step login saved Tracey's day, and it will help you keep your information safe too. For more information on two-step login, visit twostep.iu.edu.
Training and support resources
Looking for help with Duo? Find what you need:
- Quick steps: View "Help for Two-Step Login (Duo)" on IU Knowledge Base.
- Get help now: Contact the Support Center on your campus.
- Request a training session: Request IT Training come to your class or group to provide a presentation.
- View video demos: Scroll down on this page to view how-to videos.