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Connect new devices with caution

Unfortunately, when it comes to connecting to the Internet, just because something is offered for sale doesn't mean it's secure out of the box. When connecting a new product to your home network, you may need to make it safe by changing default passwords or taking other steps to prevent the chance...

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Security Alert: Firefox Vulnerability (Nov 30, 2016)

There is a recently discovered critical vulnerability for Firefox.

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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).