Ode to Password Tuesday

Ode to Password Tuesday

February 21, 2007
Password Tuesday.
The single day we all change our passwords
Together

Is itself changing.
From this day forth,

Let us instead keep our passwords

For 180 days at a time.
Change them when we so desire?

Keep each password for 180 days?
It is true.

So farewell, password Tuesday.
We will await our email notices instead
To remind us of 30,
15,
10,
1
days
before we must change the single word
that allow passage into our world

of ones and zeroes.

We shall remember to beware of “phishing scams
And only change the password
on the its.truman.edu website
As directed.
Never click a link
From within an email message itself
Which could trick us
into going
elsewhere.

Password Tuesday.
We shall miss thee.
Not.