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New opt-in service can help protect your W-2 and direct deposit information

July 14, 2016
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Phishing is the number one way that malicious individuals get personal information. The University of Minnesota has experienced double the number of phishing attacks over the past year. To help you protect yourself, the University invites faculty, staff, and student employees to opt in to a service that adds an extra layer of security for your personal W-2 and Direct Deposit information.

The service, known as Duo Two-Factor Protection (Authentication) for W-2 and Direct Deposit, is offered free of charge and can help reduce the risk of your personal information being compromised should someone learn your University Internet password.

How it works

Rather than relying on your password alone, Duo Two-Factor Protection implements a second layer of authentication: something you know (your Internet ID and password) and something you have (a registered mobile device or landline telephone).

Opt in

To opt in to Duo Two-Factor Protection for W-2 and Direct Deposit,

  1. Log into MyU;

  2. Click on the “My Info” tab; then

  3. Click the “Duo Two-Factor Protection” link found at the bottom of the page to get started.

  4. If you do not already use Duo for other purposes, you will then need to register a device.

Instructions with screenshots are also available. If you have any questions about how to register your device or use the service, contact Technology Help (612-301-4357 or 1-HELP).

Learn more

Learn more about Duo Two-Factor Protection for W-2 and Direct Deposit on MyU. If you have any questions about how to register your phone or use the service, refer to the self-help guide, or contact Technology Help at 612-301-4357 (1-HELP).