I work for a local authority. I received an email last week from our IT department. They informed us that some of us were using really obvious passwords relating to our local authority .i.e. Glasgow1 etc and asked us to change them.
It made me wonder how they knew this?
I understand perfectly well that they have the right to monitor our incoming and outgoing traffic but I thought they would use their own admin passwords to access our accounts. I wasn't aware they can see our passwords. I thought our passwords were strictly confidential and only known to each individual.
I ask myself if they know our passwords then surely this is a breach of security in itself.