Tag Archives: password

Mac: Keychain

The password management system on a Mac is called Keychain. Although you may find it convenient to have all your passwords stored in one location, it opens up your computer to various vulnerabilities, including identity theft. For example, various tools that extract keychain data have been developed and openly shared by hackers, poorly encrypted Keychain files are […]

Change password: Google Apps Account (email)

Browse to mail.depauw.edu. Log in with your username and password. In the upper right corner of the display, click the Settings (cog) icon → Settings. Click Accounts → Google Account settings. Scroll down on the My Account page and click Signing into Google in the Sign in & Security section. Click the pencil icon to the right of Password. Enter your current password. […]


Password requirements DePauw passwords must meet the following requirements: Minimum length of 8 characters. Must not contain your name or username. Must contain at least 3 of the following 4 types of characters: Lowercase letter (abcd…). Uppercase letter  (ABCD…). Number (1234…). Special character (!@#$…). Additional information for creating secure passwords Google Secure your passwords. Gmail […]

Tips & Tricks

• Tech-notices are automatically sent to all faculty, staff and students at DePauw as a way of keeping the campus community informed of important information from the IT department. This important information is vital to your academic planning since maintenance outages, upgrades, new technologies, virus alerts and more are shared through this email notification. • To ensure […]