Using the app is the best way to protect your information.
If you’re an IU student, staff, or faculty member, you’re well aware of Two-Step Login (Duo) and how it protects your data. In fact, in the two years that IU has been using two-factor authentication, it’s been 99% effective at stopping phishing attacks. Clearly, it’s working.
But did you know that the UITS-recommended option is the Duo Mobile app on your smartphone? The Duo Mobile app is the most versatile choice, because it works without a cell or Wi-Fi connection and you are likely to have your smartphone or tablet with you when you need to use Duo.
To keep your data secure, do the following:
- Download the mobile app and enroll your device
- Use the Duo app Push option when logging in
- Examine the push notification page to see where the authentication is originating
- Click the Remember me for 7 days box on the Two-Step Login page to reduce the number of times you have to log in