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Every Year ~2,000 Cornell NetID/Password Pairs Are Compromised

Did you know that password compromises are one of the greatest risks to Cornell data? NetID/password pairs can be stolen when someone unintentionally does either of the following: Downloads a keylogger virus that remembers everything they type (keyloggers can also steal passwords to bank accounts,...

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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).