UAB directory needs BlazerID access for personal information

To help protect students, faculty and staff, access to personal information in the Electronic Phonebook at uab.edu/directory is now password-protected. Key Keyboard

All faculty, staff and students will need to log in with a BlazerID to search or access that directory information for people. Information for units and entities will not require a login.

The change was made to protect members of the UAB community from harrassment and scamming. Scammers often use publicly available information — including information from directories and social media accounts — to try to defraud people.

It is important to note that there has been no breach of private information at UAB.

UAB IT also recommends that students, faculty and staff review the privacy settings on their social media accounts. Using complex passwords for all accounts, along with dual-factor authentication when possible, can also help protect your personal information.

Any member of the UAB community who receives a scam phone call should report it to UAB Police, 205-934-4434, and UAB Information Technology at AskIT@uab.edu.
Last modified on October 19, 2015