Last November, Duke professor Gary Gereffi returned from a research trip to Kazakhstan and was informed by his IT department that his computer had been hacked. Days earlier, a colleague at Harvard University sent Gereffi an email with an attachment to a scholarly paper. Unbeknownst to both professors, malware inflected the attachment, and as soon as Gereffi opened the document, hackers could peer into Gereffi’s computer and steal his data.
Protect your Duke accounts using Multi-factor Authentication (MFA). MFA requires authentication with a phone or passcode. MFA is required to access most Duke services.
The fastest way to authenticate is to use the Duo Push app.
Download the Duo app from the App Store or GooglePlay, then use the "Replace or Update Device" link to receive a QR code to link your device.
You may also request temporary passcodes in advance of travel, use a Yubikey or get passcodes even when off-line using the key icon in Duo.