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We need to talk about your password

Use your university password for only your university accounts

It is annoying to have to remember multiple passwords for all of the different sites and services we use – our bank, email, social media sites etc. – which is why it is so tempting to use the same password in multiple locations.

If you used that password for multiple services and it was somehow compromised by a fraudulent email message for example, a cyber criminal would have access to all of your accounts. That is a big risk to take.

On the other hand, using a unique password for each account means that even in the event of a data breach in one of the services you use, your other accounts would be safe.

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