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Important Computing System Security Breach Notice: Friday July 26, 2013 2pm

by on July 28, 2013

Friday, July 26 – 2:00 PM:

Earlier this week IST technical staff identified a breach in the security on one of NJIT’s servers.  Although there is no evidence of any wrong doing with NJIT computer accounts, some faculty, students, and staff have been asked to change the passwords to their NJIT accounts.  This is a precautionary measure, consistent with best practices.  This request was made in an e-mail from David Ullman, the university’s Chief Information Officer.

Periodic changing of passwords and strategies for managing them are best practice for anyone using a computer.  All members of the university community are encouraged to review tips for password management and to change passwords regularly.

NJIT passwords may be changed using the Global Password Change mechanism.   You will need to know your current UCID and UCID password.

Questions can be referred to the IST HelpDesk at (973) 596-2900.   Associates are available to assist you Monday-Friday, 8AM-7PM.

Thank you.

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David F. Ullman

Associate Provost for Information Services & Technology and Chief Information Officer

New Jersey Institute of Technology

University Heights

Newark, NJ 07102

david.ullman@njit.edu

(973) 596-2915-office

(973) 596-5545-fax

www.njit.edu

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