PROTECTING YOUR PENNKEY
It is essential that you keep your password secure to
avoid possible compromise of critical systems on campus, and to prevent
others from accessing your personal information. With that in mind, you
should take the following precautions:
Never share your PennKey password. Sharing your password gives
others access to everything your PennKey gives you access. Once you
share your password, you have lost control over how your account is
used, though you are still responsible for anything done in your name.
Sharing your password is also a violation of University policy.
Don't leave your password written on a post-it note or other
piece of paper that is prominently displayed in your work area.
Don't allow programs to save your password for you. Any one
else who uses your computer could then access your information.
Don't use the same password for public Web sites (e.g., online
bookstores, airlines, etc.) that you use with your PennKey. Rather,
choose two passwords: your public password for use
at public web sites and your private password for
sensitive Penn systems.
Beware of anyone claiming to need your password; no Penn system
administrator will ever ask you for your password.
Change your PennKey password immediately if you feel its security
may have been compromised and report the incident to PennKey
administration . To learn more about how to change your password,
see the Set/Reset Your