Good God. Apparently California State University - Fresnos' (and yes I'm intentionally naming names) IT department is full of CRAP. Maybe this is just because I became "faculty" but ever since last semester they have required we change our passwords to log into their systems (for emails, class stuff, online course work, everything) every 3 months. That's fine but the thing that pisses me off is that they demand you use a new password everytime that's checked against your last 12 passwords. In other words I can't use the same password for the next 4 years. 4 YEARS!!!! Seriously, I use the same/similar passwords for most my accounts and I've never ever had an account compromised. Ever. Anywhere. Sometime I think the IT department is actually teh special ed department in disguise.