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Regarding the Anthem Data Breach

Please review the notice from MIT Medical regarding the Anthem data breach. If you receive insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBSMA), you may be affected. Also be aware of scams in the form of emails or phone calls targeting current and former plan members.

Regarding the Anthem data breach

Security News

LastPass is a password management system that removes the inconvenience of remembering all of your passwords, and the insecurity of using the same passwords for multiple sites or sharing passwords with others. Some of you may already be using the freely available version for your personal passwords.

Sophos Anti-Virus is ending support for Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and 10.7 (Lion) on October 31, 2015.

IS&T publishes this newsletter for the communication of periodic security advice, virus alerts, safe computing tips and other kinds of IT security information to the MIT community. More information on IT Security at MIT can be found at http://ist.mit.edu/security.

Welcome to Secure Computing at MIT.

Cyber criminals are constantly looking for ways to breach computers, even those here at MIT. Every time you log on to the Internet, you open up your computer, data, and identity to malware and other threats — unless you take the right precautions. 

Click on a link to the left to begin. Even doing a few things, such as changing your passwords or downloading the latest patches, can make a big difference. Need help? The IS&T Help Desk is available online, by phone, or in-person.