IT security advice: Protect your account with a new password


DMU wants to ensure that our students are protected against cybercrime and can access our IT services safely and securely. With the university sector a prominent target for cyber attacks, we are encouraging you to change your password as soon as possible.

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Securing your Password

The easiest way to secure your account and personal information is to make sure you have a strong password. 

Changing your password is easy. Just go to the password self-service page at

Here you can change your password and also create security questions, which are used to reset forgotten passwords.

For more help on how to change your password and set up your security questions, see our step-by-step guide here.

What makes a strong password?

  • It should be a minimum of eight characters long however we recommend 12 characters (but it can be up to a maximum of 32 characters)
  • Using a passphrase
  • Use a mixture of lower-case and upper-case letters
  • Contain at least one number
  • Contain at least one special character, such as @, !, $, &, %

Updating devices and applications

When you change your password you may need to update your saved credentials on your devices and applications.

Instructions can be found here to:

Once you change your password, please make sure you do not tell anyone or write the password down. This will help to keep your DMU IT account safe and secure.


Posted on Tuesday 4th June 2019

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