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Security upgrade means changes to UWin Wireless login screen

Changes to the University’s wireless login will make little noticeable difference to users while making the process more secure, says Information Technology Services.

The new server address for the login screen includes “uwindsor.ca” in its URL— https://arubawireless.uwindsor.ca.

“It is good practice to provide your UWinID and password only to sites that include the strings https and uwindsor.ca,” says Ed Drouillard, assistant director of IT Services. “Following this practice would practically eliminate hackers obtaining users’ UWinID credentials.”

The change will occur Tuesday, August 28, and will affect everyone who types in their credentials manually as well as those who supply their login via an automatic means.

IT Services has also added text to the login page, Drouillard says, making it more informative to users.

Click on the image below to view an enlarged, legible screenshot:

screen shot of UWin Wireless login page