If what is going on your encrypted drive is important or valuable to you, take the time to save your BitLocker recovery key when it asks you. You can either print it out (to a PDF would be a good choice if you go the print route) or you can save it to a file in a safe place. Saving it to a file makes it much easier to unlock the drive if you forget the password.
The file or printout both look similar and they provide two pieces of information. The
Identifier: This is a string of numbers and letters that uniquely identify your drive (in case you have more than one)
Recovery Key: This is the key to unlock the specific drive that matches the identifier.
It looks like this:
Then if for some reason you have forgotten your password, you can follow these steps to unlock your drive:
When you plug in the drive and it asks for your password,
choose More Options
Then choose Enter Recovery Key
Your recovery key goes in the box that appears. (Not the one with letters.)
Without either the password or a recovery key, you will not unlock the drive so please plan ahead.
There are a number of phishing scams coming to our inboxes these days. The emails below is just a couple of examples. The page you get when you click on the link is a page made to look legitimate that steals your ID, password, and whatever else you might be foolish enough to type in. Don’t do it!
This topic has resurfaced recently with the flash drive give-away at the annual meeting. Some steps in the process have been updated since we typed on this last, so rather than rehash the old post we’re sending you over to the dark side.
All versions of Office older than 2007 should be removed and replaced with a more up to date version of Office as soon as possible. As previous versions of Office have reached their software End-of-Life, they are no longer updated and become an increasing security threat.
Links from Microsoft on removing the various version of Office
This question made famous by Dirty Harry is equally valid if you don’t care enough to use a secure password. John Pozadzides writes an excellent article about the issue linked below. Note the chart that shows how putting up with a couple more characters or a capital letter makes it so much harder to get your password:
TrueYou is where you manage your authentication information, such as changing your password and answering your authentication questions as well as managing your parent/guest accounts for the Student Information System.
The NU ID and password you use to access TrueYou is also accepted in the Student Information Systems, SAP, and Firefly systems at all University campuses (UNK, UNL, UNMC and UNO) and State Colleges (Peru State College, Chadron State College and Wayne State College).
If you have questions or need assistance, contact your Campus Helpdesk listed below: