Change your Beaumont passwords
Due to recent phishing and spam emails, you need to reset your password immediately to protect Beaumont Health’s data, patients and team members. A mandatory system-wide password reset will take effect Wednesday, Jan. 29. If you changed your password before 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, it must be changed again.
Anyone who has a Beaumont email address will be locked out of the system if they do not change their password by the Wednesday, Jan. 29 deadline.
When changing your password, using the tips below as a guide.
Alert IT immediately if you see something suspicious – and don’t hit Reply All.
- If you receive an email that claims to be from a reputable source but asks you to take action – like providing identification details like social security or banking numbers or logging into an external site to update information – it is likely a phishing attack. Copy the email and send it as an attachment to email@example.com.
- If you receive an email from an unrecognized sender or one that is irrelevant or inappropriate, it is considered spam. Copy the email and send it as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Do not Reply All to suspicious emails – that just makes the problem worse!
- If you receive repeated pop-up notifications on your cell phone or personal device to verify your Beaumont account, close the message without hitting Yes or Accept and contact the IT Service Desk at 888-481-2448.
Tips for setting a new password
A strong password should look like a series of random characters.
- Make your password long with a minimum of eight characters.
- Mix up characters and use upper-case, lower-case, numbers and symbols.
- Don't use sequential letters and numbers like 1234 or ABCD, a single word, or information that is easy to figure out, like your name, birthdate, social security number or pet’s name.
- Substituting look-alike characters is no longer sufficient. For example, something like P@ssw0rd is no longer recommended.
Protect your password like your personal property.
- Keep passwords private. Do not share your username and password with others.
- Do not write down your password where it is easily found: on a sticky note on your computer, as a list kept in an office desk drawer, etc.
- If you think your password may have been compromised, change your password immediately and contact the IT Security Help Desk.