security

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Get free STOP plates for your laptop and tablet: Here’s why and how

Headed to the Computing @ MIT event on Tuesday, September 4? Bring along your laptop or tablet and get it tagged for free.

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Incoming Freshmen: Free software and cloud services!

Find out about the free software and cloud-based services MIT offers and where you can get them.

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Incoming Freshmen: Protecting your devices and data

What you need to do to be digitally secure at MIT.

 

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Counting the ways you can change your Kerberos password

There's more than one way to update your password. IS&T provides several options to help you stay secure.

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Security vulnerability found in Mathematica for Linux

A new vulnerability could allow non-root users to run arbitrary commands as root.

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What you should know about “Spear-Phishing” scams

Beware of spear-phishing scams, which use personal information to try and trick you into providing confidential data or transferring funds.

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7 tech tips for 'tute travelers

Make computing on the road safer and easier by doing these quick (and free) things.

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Best practices for working remotely

Follow these suggestions to make working away from the MIT campus as seamless and secure as possible.

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Learn how to avoid a phishing scam

Scammers are getting smarter. Learn how to identify and avoid phishing attempts with these tips.

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Optimize your use of Duo two-factor authentication

Duo, which provides a second layer of online security, is required to access Touchstone-enabled applications and websites such as Atlas and WebSIS. IS&T recommends that you register two devices for Duo, in case your primary device is lost or stolen.

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