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Why is password security important?

Many of the information services and databases to which you have access while at Manchester Metropolitan University require you to log in using either your University ID or a separate username and password.

These services are often very expensive and the providers impose stringent terms and conditions on users.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you keep your passwords secret and don't share them with colleagues, fellow students, family, friends, or anyone else.

This is particularly important if you access these resources from shared PCs off campus, such as those in an internet café.

Disabling browser password managers

Most internet browsers have a facility for storing usernames and passwords so you don't have to keep typing them in when returning to a site you've used before. While this can be convenient on your personal computer, it is a security risk on a shared PC, and if possible you should disable the facility before using password-protected resources on shared machines.

Travelling users don't always have access to the options for changing password management. Therefore, you must remember to answer No to any prompt asking you if you want the password saved; if you are not sure whether a password manager is in use you should check the browser settings; if they are not accessible you should check on the internet café's security policy.