So I took a job with this company a little over a year ago that is much less responsibility and more pay plus I get to work from home and hang out with my giant dog. They pay my Internet and part of my cell phone and things are awesome.... Until last night. My phone suddenly wanted me to create a password for exchange and I was like WTF?! I did it thinking that work was doing something lame and then I realized it wasn't just for my mail I needed a password to unlock the phone to do anything. Apparently IT department is starting new security that will make this necessary for everyone without regard for people that are on the move a lot. I never got an email that they were doing this and when I asked about it they immediately changed the policy but said it was going into effect next month. I used to be a system admin at my last job which was in a HIPA compliant IT office. I had to sign my life away so I couldn't talk about patient information but they would never in a million years think about doing this. My current job really doesn't have secure information other than in our software which cannot be emailed anyway. I guess what I am getting at is if any of you guys are in charge of your IT/telecom people do not institute this policy on your employees, especially when they are using their own phone. PS once you turn on the password is there any way to turn it off?