When management meddles with passwords

There’s a password discussion ongoing today in the section of Reddit populated by system administrators and it was prompted by this lament:

I work in sales now, and I was a former Network Administrator. Today I got an email from management that is asking everyone for their recently changed domain passwords (apparently this is a common practice for the company).

This immediately throws up a red flag to me as the last thing I want to do is email/send/distribute my Domain password to someone else. Management or IT. I went to management and explained the security risks with storing everyone’s passwords …

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Network World Paul McNamara