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Faster blocks on compromised NetID accounts

As of August 1, 2016, access to Cornell NetID accounts will be blocked as soon as there are indications the account has been compromised. A password reset through the IT Service Desk will be required to regain access. This change is necessary in order to reduce the impact when members of the...

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Security Alert: Italy Earthquake, Relief Scams (Aug 25, 2016)

Beware of email scams and phishing attacks that try to capitalize on disasters. It's realistic to assume that scammers are trying to steal donations, install malware, and capture your personal information.

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NetID password compromise - what to do if you suspect your NetID password has been stolen:

  1. Change your password immediately. Contact the IT Service Desk if you can't change your password.
  2. Report the incident immediately to security@cornell.edu.

Computer compromise - what to do if you suspect your system has been hacked or downloaded a virus:

  1. Turn off Wi-Fi and/or unplug your ethernet (disconnect from the network).
  2. Contact the IT Service Desk for help (phone 607 255-5500 or visit 119 Computing and Communications Center).