2020 Jan | Volume 181

Highlight for Students: Stop Hacker Activities via 2-factor Authentication

While phishing emails were found targeting to students to steal passwords (example) in Sep – Nov 2019, the 2FA service was made available to students to

  • Protect Office 365 service and mailbox being utilized by unauthorized users with the stolen password, to further spread fraud emails;
  • Avoid connection to CUHK VPN i.e. campus network from hackers with a stolen password

2FA will be introduced in the upgraded CUSIS this Feb. Check out how it rolls out at the bottom!

Timeline of Rolling out 2FA among Students


Actions by ITSC upon Students

Oct 2015

User Feedback Collection on Security Enhancement – Password Protection

  • There were comments suggesting 2FA over password expiry to protect passwords in 3rd (2015) ITSC Student User Consultation Committee Meeting (via CUHK Login)

2018 - 2019

Student User Consultation on Implementation of 2FA over CUSIS via

Nov 2019

Expanding 2FA service for students upon Office 365 and CUHK VPN login.

Feb 2020

Implementing 2FA into CUSIS where students are required to use 2FA while updating home address via CUSIS

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Highlight for Students: Stop Hacker Activities via 2-factor Authentication

SSL VPN Service for Staff and later, Students

Manage Project / Other Accounts via CAAMS

Lunar New Year Opening Hours of User Areas / Learning Commons

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