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Submission + - Can my employer force me to reveal my password? 1

An anonymous reader writes: My employer wants to log the passwords of all user accounts in the company. I've pointed out that all domain users, including administrators, already have access to my machine should I be out of the office. I've also pointed out the potential security risks of identity impersonation. But my protests are being overruled. Can I be forced to reveal the password for my account?
Security

Submission + - Can my employer force me to reveal my password? 1

An anonymous reader writes: My employer wants to log the passwords of all user accounts in the company. I've pointed out that all domain users, including administrators, already have access to my machine should I be out of the office. I've also pointed out the potential security risks of identity impersonation. But my protests are being overruled. Can I be forced to reveal the password for my account?
Businesses

Submission + - Outsourced And Fired, IT Workers Fight Back (computerworld.com)

CWmike writes: "On the day they were fired early last year, about 40 IT employees at Molina Healthcare had been gathered in a conference room for what they were told would be a planning meeting. At the same time, laptops were being collected from the workers' desks. During the meeting, Molina's then-CIO, Amir Desai, informed them that they were being laid off for financial reasons, 'not because of [their] performance.' The layoffs came amid rising tensions over a number of issues, including the expanding role of an offshore IT contractor at Molina. The workers raised the concerns with Desai during the meeting. The employees, who lost their jobs in January 2010, never got answers to their questions about the company's IT outsourcing strategy. Instead, 18 of them filed a lawsuit in California earlier this year against Molina, its CIO at the time and its outsourcing contractor, Cognizant Technology Solutions, charging that the employees were fired because the companies sought to employ people 'whose national origin, race and/or ethnicity was exclusively Indian,' and didn't want to employ Americans or green-card holders. Molina contends the lawsuit is grounded in 'falsehoods and malicious gossip.' Cognizant says the suit is without merit and that it 'will vigorously contest it.' While what happened at Molina is still in dispute, job displacement because of offshore outsourcing is a fact of life in today's IT workplace, writes Patrick Thibodeau. While there are no government numbers that detail its extent, the broad outlines of the story told by the Molina workers should be familiar to other IT workers."

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