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IS&T Recommends That Community Members WAIT to Move to Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Microsoft released Windows 8.1 on October 17 and IS&T is now making Windows 8.1 Enterprise available to faculty, staff, and students for download through the Microsoft Campus Agreement. However, IS&T strongly recommends that members of the MIT community wait to move to the new operating system.

MIT Mobile App Now Serves Up Dining Options

Working in collaboration with Residential Life and Dining, IS&T recently released a new version of the MIT Mobile App for iOS and Android that includes up-to-date details on dining options at MIT.

IS&T Plans to Retire Windows Vista, Recommends Upgrading to Windows 7

To better allocate support and development resources, IS&T plans to phase out support for Vista by August 15, 2014. IS&T recommends that departments, labs and centers (DLCs) still using Vista machines upgrade to Windows 7 Enterprise by that date.

October Is Cyber Security Awareness Month – Do Your Part!

October is a month with a special message: cyber security is a shared responsibility. Regardless of how you use the Internet, you can help to protect sensitive business and personal information in several ways.

Beware! Phishing Attacks on the Rise at MIT

Phishing is a ploy to get you to click on bogus links or disclose your username and password, giving attackers a way to access your email account.


Past Forward: Digitize Your LPs and Audio Cassettes

Using workstations provided by MIT’s Lewis Music Library, you can convert LPs and audio cassettes into digital formats.

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A New Semester, an Updated Gradebook: Learn More at an Overview Session

In response to community feedback, IS&T recently released an updated Gradebook Module. It offers advanced grade management options, integrated student photos, recitation and section support, and more robust standalone functionality.

Securing Your Devices: STOP Tags and Tracking Systems

Be proactive: find out ways to improve your odds of retrieving a lost or stolen laptop or mobile device.

How to Prevent Wireless Carriers from Selling Your Usage Data

AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint have announced that they will be selling “anonymized and aggregated” user data to third-party businesses and marketing companies. You can choose to opt out: here's how.

Software Change-up: Sophos Anti-Virus Is the New Malware Protection Product for MIT

Effective July 1, IS&T is providing Sophos as the new malware protection product for MIT. IS&T will no longer offer licenses for McAfee VirusScan or McAfee Security, although they will continue to run on machines on which they're installed.