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From The CIO And Vice President For Enrollment, Marketing, And Communications

Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2020

Using Zoom Instead of Blackboard Collaborate- Be Aware

If you have been using Zoom for web conferencing during COVID-19 remote operations, please be aware of a recent breach that has compromised individual accounts. If you used your Buffalo State e-mail address and password to set up a Zoom account, it is recommended that you change both your Zoom and Buffalo State passwords, and do not use the same password for both accounts.

Please note: Blackboard Collaborate is the official web conferencing tool supported by Buffalo State College.

Never use the same password for more than one account. Once your user name and password are compromised, criminals will use the information to try to access banking systems, payroll systems, and vendor systems (Amazon, Wegmans, Macy’s, Barnes & Noble, etc.).

Please refer to these articles for more information:

Tips for Creating a Secure Password/Passphrase

Safe Computing Best Practices

What Is Blackboard Collaborate-

Web Conferencing at Buffalo State

Using Blackboard Collaborate: Avoid Unwanted Visitors