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  • Protect Your Cornell Identity

    • When changing your NetID password, keep in mind: It CANNOT be the same as any NetID password you have used in the past. It should not be similar to the old...
    • You are tricked into giving away your NetID password These days we are overwhelmed by fraudulent email messages and websites that try to steal personal information. These are often...
    • Tips for protecting yourself against identity theft
    • Keeping your personal information, Cornell sign-in credentials, and important data safe means protecting your passwords. Anyone with active online accounts encounters dozens of passwords to access...
    • Only the individual for whom the NetID is issued may use it according to University Policy 5.8, Authentication to Information Technology Resources. The policy outlines rules each community member...
    • If you type in the same password as always, but you get an "incorrect password" message no matter how carefully you check and retype it, your password may have been stolen. The person who...
    • Fraudulent emails (see how to spot them) are a common way to steal Cornell NetIDs and passwords, and gain access to your private information. Even with two-factor authentication enabled, criminals have found ways to trick users into giving away their login credentials.
    • If you suspect that your NetID password has been compromised, don't hesitate to act. Immediately take the following steps to protect your privacy and prevent data loss. 1. Report the...
    • Have you set your security questions? Don’t wait until you have a password problem! If you haven’t already done so, set your NetID password security questions now. Only select...
    • If your NetID password is stolen and your NetID is used to send email spam, there can be a number of warning signs: You start receiving large numbers of messages that were rejected by...
    • Step One Is Always Confirm the Source If you receive an unexpected message that asks you to take action by clicking a link or to do something unusual like sending a gift card, check the...
    • Keep your passwords safe Is your NetID password strong enough? Report if your NetID password is compromised Use Two-Step Login: Add an extra...
    • Protect your NetID and password. At universities across the country, the theft of electronic IDs is a rapidly growing problem. Your NetID is your online identity at Cornell Used with...