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August 31, 2016

SFU uses security and technological safeguards to keep our systems safe, and keeping our students’ personal information secure is one of our top priorities.
Concerns have been raised to the University about a number of apps which requires students to provide their SFU Computing ID and password to them. Your SFU Computing ID and password is something you should protect and safeguard because it allows you to:

  • Post or delete course assignments in Canvas;
  • Take tests or quizzes in Canvas;
  • Enroll or drop courses in goSFU;
  • Send or delete email in SFU Connect; and
  • View your personal information contained in SFU systems such as your grades.

Entering your SFU Computing ID and password in an app may allow the app developer access to those same systems. Think of this as an app version of phishing; therefore we caution you to only provide your SFU Computing ID and password to apps you trust.
SFU currently endorses the following apps:

Protect your personal information
Be aware of current online ploys that try to get you to provide personal and/or financial information. Do not respond to unsolicited emails or voice mail that asks for confidential information.

Important: SFU IT Services will never ask for passwords by email.

Safeguard your passwords
Never share your passwords. Use passwords that are difficult to guess, but easy for you to remember. Strong passwords should be at least 8 characters long, include a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and non-alphanumeric symbols such as @, #, % etc. Remember to change your passwords frequently.

For more information about protecting your information from unauthorized use, click here.