Upcoming Change to Duo 2FA Prompt

As part of planned updates to York’s Duo 2FA service, the Duo login prompt will change to a refreshed and modernized look that is better optimized for desktop and mobile experiences - known as the Duo Universal Prompt. There are no functionality changes to Duo and the service will continue to be part of your […]

Phish Alert - "Ongoing Employment Opportunity" AND "Executive Assistant/Administrative Assistant!!"

Scammers are using compromised YorkU email accounts to send fictitious employment emails looking for an Executive Assistant/Administrative Assistant. The link will open a Google Form, asking for personal information and requests that recipients get in touch with Dickens Tryone at The scammer may ask to connect over the messaging app, Discord.       […]

Job Scam Alert - Open Job Position

Please note that York will NEVER request for passwords, Duo passcodes or other personal information via email or Google Form.  Below is the latest job scam email that was sent to various mailboxes.    The Information Security team has taken action to remove the fraudulent messages. If you receive similar messages, please report it immediately […]

Advisory Notice - OFAC sanctions and service restrictions

University Information Technology (UIT) is advising of current and upcoming changes to York-provided services Zoom and Duo (two-factor authentication) as a result of the situation in Ukraine. These services are now or will be unavailable to individuals attempting to authenticate from several countries and regions restricted by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) — a financial intelligence […]

Cyber Security Advisory - Protecting against increased cyber threats

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has resulted in an increase in global cyber threats. While there is no specific threat to York University, we would like to stress the importance of protecting your accounts, devices, and data. Protective steps include: Use multi-factor authentication with your accounts to help verify access. York’s Duo 2FA service is required […]