Subject: IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED: CAC PIN length increases
Recent world events have uncovered a potential weakness in DoD Common AccessCard (CAC) security systems using a PIN length of less than 10 digits.Therefore a new requirement has been established that calls for PIN lengthto be at least 10 digits and no more than 14 digits. Security systems DoDwide will begin imposing the new restriction on 10-FEB-2011. In order tohandle the high volume of CAC PIN resets, an automated CAC PIN Reset sitehas been stood up.
Please log in to hxxp://www(dot)activeident(dot)com/DoD immediately andestablish your new PIN with the increased length requirement.
NOTE: If you fail to establish your new PIN before the new restrictions areimposed, you will need to visit a CAC issuance location before you will beable to access the network.
SOURCE: Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security Plans andOperations Division Fort Bliss, Texas 79916
I have never heard of CAC PINs being reset over the web, so right away I would be skeptical. If you receive an email like this, immediately check with your Facility Security Officer and do not click the link.