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One Step Ahead: Almanac Security Tips - 2014

In each issue, Penn's Journal of Record, The Almanac publishes helpful tips and hints for dealing with information security and privacy matters. This page is a collection of all those published thus far.
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Table of Contents (view all)

Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability
Security and Privacy Tips for World Travelers
Filing Taxes Online This Year? Take Steps to Protect Your Information!
If your computer runs Windows XP, you must update it now!
Why Should You Report Security Incidents? And How Do You Report One?
Photo and Video Privacy Issues
The Password is Dead, Long Live the Password!
Data Privacy Month: NSA Surveillance Panel at the National Constitution Center
Protecting Your Finances During This Year’s Holiday Shopping Season
Beware of Phishing E-mails in the Wake of Typhoon Haiyan
No E-mail from Penn Will Ask For Your Username/Password or SSN
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act: Does It Apply to Your Website?
October: National Cyber Security Awareness Month; Free Secure Disposal of Paper and Electronics
What Basic Rules Protect Student Information at Penn? (September 2013)
Protecting Privacy and Security on Penn + Box

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - Almanac Vol. 53, No. 29

Resetting your PennKey password

You just realized that you wrote down your PennKey password and left it on your desk overnight. Did someone see it? Should you change it?

While working on a sensitive project, you gave your PennKey password to a colleague so you could both get access to the information to complete the project. You now realize that you shouldn’t have shared this information and want to change your password - but how do you change it?

Your PennKey password gives you access to sensitive institutional data and, in many cases, your own personal data. It is extremely important that you protect your password, and the examples above are just a few instances of when you might want or need to reset your Pennkey password. Fortunately, this can be easily done by following the instructions on the Setting, Resetting, or Changing Your PennKey Password web page at Here you will be guided through the steps to resetting your password, whether it be known or unknown. You will also find useful links to other PennKey web pages that can help you set strong, uncrackable passwords as well as familiarize you with best practices to safeguard your password.


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