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Is UPMC's Infonet secure?

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The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employs three levels of security measures to ensure that Infonet, a site for UPMC staff, is secure. To log in to Infonet, users need to enter their E-Sign-On ID and password. UPMC advises users to keep their passwords private and change these passwords frequently.

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The Infonet uses Secure Sockets Layer protocol to encrypt information during transmission. Before the transmission, the browser encrypts the information using a public key; after the transmission, the web server uses a private key to decrypt the received information. In addition, UPMC protects its servers using firewall and encryption technologies that are compliant with industry standards.

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