Using a digital signature is an effective way to keep us all more secure.
- Digital signatures are based on digital certificates, which are similar to physical pieces of identification like a driver’s license or passport.
- Be aware: the “From” field in an email can be set to anything a person wants. Digital signatures electronically verify that an email hasn’t been altered or “spoofed” by a scammer.
- Verifying your identity as the sender gives peace of mind to your recipients and verifying others’ identities helps protect you.
- IU subscribes to S/MIME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) client certificates, which are fee-free for all faculty, staff, and students with Microsoft Exchange email accounts.