The login screen for the campus CalNet system got a new look on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. The new screen has a clean, modern design and uses UC Berkeley-branded design elements and fonts. More importantly, it offers improved security. The CalNet login screen now uses an Extended Validation certificate that allows you to more easily recognize when a login screen is real or fake.
To verify that the CalNet login screen is real (and not a replica posted by a hacker hoping to steal your login credentials), check the address bar in your web browser for the following every time you login:
A lock icon followed by the full name of our institution in green highlight and text: University of California, Berkeley (Regents of the Univ. of CA) [US]
The secure URL address of the CalNet login server: https://auth.berkeley.edu/cas/login
If either of these criteria are missing or differs in any way from the text above, STOP! Do not enter your CalNet credentials! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call ITCS at 510-664-9000 (option 1, 1) to make sure the site is authentic.
You can see the new CalNet login screen online at auth.berkeley.edu.