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IT Security website reorganized

The IT@Cornell Security site has been reorganized to try new design and functionality that we hope will make the web pages easier to navigate and content easier to find. What's changed at First, the Security homepage was updated to help people get where they want to go...

IT Security Alerts

Security Alert: Critical vulnerability for Linux systems - Patch and reboot ASAP! (Jan 28, 2015)

A critical vulnerability has been found in glibc, the GNU C library, that affects all Linux systems dating back to 2000. Attackers can use this flaw to execute code and remotely gain control of Linux machines. The IT Security Office encourages anyone running a Linux system to install the software update and reboot their system as soon as possible.

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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

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).