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Security, Password Scramble while traveling

I just received notice that my password was scrambled due to it being compromised. I'm traveling right now and my account password was scrambled.

Technology Services Privacy & Security reset passwords any time they detect account behavior that fits a pattern of abuse.

Some suggestions to prevent your password being scrambled in the future:

  1. Use the CISCO Anyconnect client VPN.  It is available in the Webstore. Do not use a 3rd party vendor VPN client, as it may not be supported.
  2. If you do decide to use a different VPN or a proxy server, avoid logging into University services.
  3. Do not share your credentials with anyone else (friends, family members, etc).
  4. Make sure you have your recovery options set at before you travel.

If you still believe you were scrambled in error, please contact the Help Desk at

You can reset your password via your recovery options at

Keywords:scrambled travel abroad country countries vpn password account reset netid   Doc ID:63517
Owner:Security S.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2016-05-19 12:16 CDTUpdated:2019-10-11 10:02 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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