On 30th January we'll be making a change to how the MUSE login page web address appears. This will make it more difficult for criminals to make convincing copies and will make it easier for Sheffield staff and students to spot imitations of the login screen.
We'll be implementing extended validation certificates which will place a green ‘University of Sheffield’ banner in the address bar of your web browser when you view the MUSE login screen. Below is how it appears in our development server:
The certificate in itself does not make MUSE more secure, instead it make it easier to notice forgeries. The green banner will appear on the University website and the MUSE login screen for shef.ac.uk and sheffield.ac.uk addresses. However, there will still be some login pages that will not feature the green banner, including Juice and some cPanel sites. These sites will be no less secure, but visitors may become suspicious when they notice the green banner is absent.