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Security and Privacy

Learn how to protect your information by choosing strong passwords, backing up and encrypting your data, and downloading antivirus software.

Change your password or PIN to keep other people from accessing your UW-Eau Claire account, or, get help retrieving a forgotten username, password, or PIN.

Encrypting data puts it in code so it cannot be understood without a password. This can be especially valuable for devices you might lose, like a USB drive. You can encrypt your data with TrueCrypt.

Back Up
If you save your data in more than one place, you can recover data that is lost from one location. Learn how to back up data on network drives (go to LTS website).

Antivirus Software
Computers are vulnerable to viruses and spyware, which can corrupt your files and collect personal information. Download free protective software (go to Help Desk website).