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K-State Today

July 19, 2012

K-State sign-in box to receive added user security

Submitted by Bill Herndon

New and old sign in boxesThe sign-in box on the Kansas State University website will be updated to improve online security for faculty, staff and students.  

The added security will come from the removal of the eID and password fields in the pull-down menu of the website's sign-in link, located in the upper right corner of the page. Removing the fields reduces the likelihood of users having their university eID and password stolen through phishing and other online identity theft methods.   

"Our goal is a better user experience and increased security," said Ken Stafford, vice provost for information technology services. "Reducing the number of places people input their eID and password will improve our ability to keep K-State systems secure."

Users will still be able to sign in to everything currently available to them, such as Webmail, iSIS, K-State Online and HRIS.

 The update will be made in the next week.