To : All Staff and Students
From : Office of Information Technology
New Password Policy
An increasing trend in hacking activities of unauthorised login to user accounts having simple passwords has been identified recently. In order to mitigate the risk of information leakage, a new User Account Password Policy, as listed in the table below, has been approved by the IT Committee of the University on 23 December 2015.
|Items||Existing Policy||New Policy|
|Password Complexity||Nil (recommendation only)||Mandatory combination of 4 types of characters, including:
|Expiration Period||180 days||No change Reminder to Change|
|Reminder to Change Password||In form of “My Message” in BUniPort 10 days BEFORE expiration, until password is changed||Earlier reminders to users by:
|Password Length||Between 8 -14 characters||No change|
|Password History||Nil||Disallow re-use of password within 180 days|
The new password policy will be effective on 1 March 2016.
Should you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact our Service Call Centre at 3411-7899, or email to email@example.com.
Thank you for your kind attention.