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, shopping sites, investment funds, and more)
- Enters their password into a non-Cornell site that has been spoofed to look legitimate—this happens MORE OFTEN than you think!
With your NetID/password pair in hand, criminals can steal data undetected until you:
- Realize something's wrong
- Change your password, and
- Report the compromise to firstname.lastname@example.org
We can lower Cornell's data-loss risk significantly, if everyone in our community participates. Please, share this new 7 minute video with your friends, colleagues, and people you support.
Anyone who doesn't know how to do BOTH of these things:
- Read URLs, and
- Identify EV certs at outlook.cornell.edu and CUWebLogin