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Password security improvements for ITS Accounts from 14 November 2019

From 14 November 2019 we'll be performing automatic security checks when you sign in to your ITS Account. We may ask you to change your password within 7 days. This is to improve the security of accounts where the password matches one previously exposed in a data breach of another website.

Over 555 million real-world passwords have previously been exposed in such data breaches. These breached passwords are unsuitable for ongoing use because they could be used to take over other accounts. If you are using one of these passwords for your ITS Account, we'll let you know when you sign in (and via email and the My Warwick app). We will ask you to change your password as soon as possible. Please do so within 7 days to retain access to your account.

Read more about the checks we perform

Wed 30 Oct 2019, 17:11 | Tags: All Technical Staff All Staff Information Security